According to Corrections Canada, foul play is not suspected in the death of Richard Daniel Wolfe.
The 40-year-old inmate, and co-founder of the Indian Posse, was found in medical distress last Friday at Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert and died later in hospital.
“We don’t suspect that there is any foul play involved. The ultimate decision on how he died will be made by the coroner’s office,” said Jeff Campbell, regional communications manager for the Correctional Service of Canada.
The prison is conducting its own review into the circumstances surrounding Wolfe’s death. Campbell said that includes speaking to guards, inmates and reviewing log books.
“We want to do a very thorough job obviously. A person’s death in custody is a tragedy,” he said.
Wolfe, who was known to have serious health problems, had been serving a five-year sentence since January for an attack on a Fort Qu’Appelle couple in 2014.
— With files from paNOW