Days before release, man dies of heroin overdose in Ont. jail where it’s ‘easier to get drugs than on the street’

Justin Thompson was supposed to get out of an Ontario jail this week, after beating his main charges and finishing up a minor sentence.

Instead, he died Monday in his London provincial jail cell of a drug overdose, just days before completing his 21 days for failing to get fingerprinted.

His cellmate, an accused man in a Sarnia murder case, is clinging to life in hospital.

Both men, sources say, fell victim to illegal drugs — this time, likely heroin — at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention...

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