A public inquest will take place next month into the death of a Sturgeon Lake First Nation man at a Saskatoon jail cell.

20-year-old Jayde Charles was found unresponsive at the Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre in December 2019. Authorities say lifesaving attempts by medical personnel were unsuccessful and Charles was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Public inquests are usually called if the Saskatchewan Coroner’s Office feels a death may have been preventable.

The inquest into Charles’ death, set to begin on September 12, will examine the circumstances around his death.

A six-person jury will also have an opportunity to give recommendations to prevent similar deaths in the future.

The inquest will take place at the Saskatoon Inn with coroner Brent Gough set to preside.

(PHOTO: A Google Maps image of the Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre.)