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Amherst Police have arrested a 47-year-old man following an alleged break and enter on West Pleasant Street on Sunday.

DORCHESTER – An inmate housed in Westmorland Institution was found dead this week.

John Allain from Westmorland Institution was found unresponsive Wednesday, Mar. 20, in his living unit bedroom. Correctional officers immediately performed CPR and an ambulance was called.

Emergency Services were notified and arrived at the institution, but were unable to revive the offender.

At the time of his death, Mr. John Allain, 70, was serving a 5-year sentence for indecent assault on a female, and sexual interference with a female under the age of 14.

His sentence started March 6, of this year.

Next of kin have been notified.

As in all cases where an individual dies while in custody, the police and coroner have been notified. In addition, Correctional Service Canada will review the circumstances surrounding the incident. 

Organizations: Westmorland Institution, Correctional Service Canada

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