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This article was published 9/8/2016 (1261 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
A 24-hour vigil for a prisoner who died in the Remand Centre continues until 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Bradley Errol Greene, 26, died in custody May 1 after suffering an epileptic seizure. His aunt, Janet Ellison, said Greene was denied his epilepsy medication while in custody.
He was a father of three, and his wife, Rochelle Pranteau, is pregnant with their fourth child.
The vigil in front of the Law Courts on Kennedy Street started Tuesday, which marked the 42nd anniversary of International Prison Justice Day. A handful of people gathered with candles, holding up a large poster stating, "Justice for Errol Greene."
Ellison said this is the third vigil that has been held in Greene’s memory.
"They’re not giving us any answers," she said of the Remand Centre. "No one has said anything to us. The coroner said that it would take three months for an autopsy; I don’t know why it would take that long. But we still haven’t heard from him.
"We would like to know exactly what transpired in there from the time he had a seizure to the time that he ended up at the hospital," she said.
Ellison said the family is speaking with a lawyer and plans on asking for the release of security footage from the Remand Centre. She said if the family doesn’t receive answers, they intend to sue.
"If this can help other people... that are in prison, this will be good because Errol wouldn’t have died in vain," she said.
Manitoba Corrections issued a statement: "Our condolences go out to the family members who are participating in the vigil. The chief medical examiner is advised of all inmate deaths as required by legislation. The CME will review all of the available information and will make a decision about the need for an inquest. Corrections is awaiting the decision of the CME."
Updated on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 at 6:17 PM CDT: sent to web
7:05 PM: added reason for remand
8:40 PM: fixed headline
10:07 PM: Fixed time element