Mason Atkins, an inmate at Kent Institution, was found in need of medical attention on Wednesday, April 1.
Staff members immediately began performing CPR and emergency services were called. The offender was taken to the Chilliwack Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 9:13 p.m
At the time of his death Mr. Atkins, 66 years old, had been serving an indeterminate sentence for first degree murder, robbery, perjury and attempt an indictable offence since February 24, 1984.
The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death.
As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the police and the coroner have been notified, and the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances of the incident.