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  • Writer's pictureEmma Halpern

‘Why did my daughter die?’ Mi’kmaw mother demands inquiry into Nova Scotia jail

APTN National News · Posted: May 16, 2023 | Last Updated: May 16, 2023

A Mi’kmaw mother in Eskasoni is demanding answers about why her daughter died in a Nova Scotia jail.

Sarah Denny, 36, a mother of two, was serving a sentence for violating her house arrest.

On March 26, she died at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility, a jail for women in Dartmouth, NS, 360 km west of Eskasoni of double pneumonia and fluid around her heart.

“I do want to know what happened,” her mother Kathy told APTN News. “What’s going on there? Why, why did my daughter die? What can what needs to be improved in their services?”



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