An Edmonton Remand Centreinmate died despite CPR. The inmate was found unresponsive in her cell.
Alberta Justice spokeswoman Louise McEachern confirmed in an email that the correctional staff performed CPR to the woman and police and emergency responders were called. Sadly, the inmate was pronounced dead.
The root cause of death is unknown and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner is investigating. The next of kin of the inmate were notified.
According to a close friend of Bivand, the 29-year old was dealing with addiction and mental health issues in the months leading to her incarceration.
Another inmate died after found unresponsive in his cell. The causes of both Bivand and the man are still under investigation.
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