ALBERTA

Second Inmate Dies At Drumheller Institution In A Week

01/29/2015 10:24 EST | Updated 03/31/2015 05:59 EDT
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DRUMHELLER, Alta. - For the second time this week, an inmate has died at a southern Alberta prison.

The Correctional Service of Canada says Martin Pinkus was discovered unresponsive in his cell Wednesday at Drumheller Institution.

Staff tried to resuscitate the 47-year-old man and emergency services were called, but he was pronounced dead at the local health centre around noon.

Pinkus had been serving time since December 1999 for second-degree murder, aggravated assault and assault causing bodily harm.

There was no immediate word on the cause of death.

On Monday, Drumheller staff found a convicted murderer, Earl William Davenport, unresponsive in his cell and could not revive him.

The 56-year-old man had spent more than 25 years in prison for killing two women in Hamilton in 1986.

A Correctional Service spokesman says foul play is not suspected in Davenport's death.

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