DORCHESTER, N.B. – An inmate at the Dorchester Penitentiary has died.

Around 8 o’clock last night correctional officers found inmate Antonio Roussel unresponsive in his cell.

Correctional Officers immediately performed CPR and Emergency Services were called the institution, but were unable to revive him.

The 46 year old was serving a two and a half year sentence for various offences.

The police and coroner have been notified and Correctional Service Canada will review the circumstances surrounding the death.