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More answers sought into death of Indigenous man in Abbotsford prison – Grand Forks Gazette

Two organizations say Kendal Campeau was victim of ‘systemic issues’

Nov. 23, 2022

A organization that provides legal services to prisoners is urging Correctional Service Canada (CSC) to thoroughly investigate the treatment of an Indigenous man whose drug-related death occurred a year ago at Pacific Institution in Abbotsford.

Prisoners’ Legal Services (PLS) made submissions Monday (Nov. 21) on behalf of the family of Kendal Campeau to CSC’s National Board of Investigations.

Campeau died Nov. 14, 2021 at the age of 31 from methadone toxicity, according to a press release from PLS.

At the time, he had been serving a sentence of seven years and five months for offences that included assault, possession for the purpose of trafficking, intentional use of force, escape from lawful custody and robbery-related offences.

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