On March 5, 2023, Gary Donald Johnston, an inmate from Mountain Institution, died while in custody.
At the time of death, the inmate had been serving an indeterminate sentence, which began on November 3, 2011, for the second degree murder of Victor Fraser.
According to the Vancouver Sun, Johnston was robbing a house in North Surrey in 1998 when Victor Fraser walked in on him. Johnston stabbed Fraser to death. He would eventually be caught and convicted due to a Mr Big sting that lasted 5 months.
As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, the Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances. CSC policy requires that the police and the coroner be notified.