Death at Dorchester prison

Published on May 5, 2014
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DORCHESTER, N.B. – An 81-year old inmate in Dorchester Penitentiary for the past 33 years for sexual assaults is dead.

On May 3, 2014, Alcid Benoit, an inmate at Dorchester Penitentiary died at the institutional hospital in Dorchester, New Brunswick.


At the time of his death, Benoit had been serving an indeterminate sentence for cases of sexual assaults since June 1, 1987.


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 the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances of the incident.