Death of an inmate at Drumheller Institution Medium security unit

Drumheller, Alberta – On September 21, 2016, Cody Osterland, an inmate from the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution was found unresponsive in his cell.


At the time of his death, Mr. Osterland, 23 years old, had been serving a sentence of 3 years, 5 months and 15 days since October 10, 2014 for Break, Enter and Commit, Theft, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Possession of Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose, Possession of a Schedule I/II Substance for Purpose of Trafficking, Possession, Use Trafficking in Stolen/Forged/False Credit Card, Possession of Break in Instruments, Failure to Comply with Conditions of Undertaking/Recognizance.

The inmate’s next of kin have been notified of his death.

As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the police and the coroner have been notified, and Correctional Service Canada will review the circumstances of the incident.

Correctional Service Canada