An inmate who was found unresponsive received CPR. The death of an inmate in Abbotsford prison resulted to seven recommendations.
An inquest investigated the death of Roman William Rezanowicz who was 57-years old. The man was found unresponsive in his cell at the Regional Treatment Centre at Pacific Institution which is a federal prison on King Road.
The staff members quickly initiated CPR and emergency services was called but he could not be resuscitated. Rezanowicz had cut his femoral artery and died from blood loss.
He had been serving a life sentence for strangling to death his wife in Ottawa back in 1996 and hanging her in the garage to make the death appear to be a suicide.
Among the recommendations of the jury after the inquest, it included checks on the inmates done at random intervals and for prison staff to undergo practical, scenario-based training in first aid, including CPR at least once a year.
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