Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

November 17, 2009 16:16 ET

CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Correctional Service of Canada: Escape From Bowden Institution - Farm Annex

INNISFAIL, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 17, 2009) - A correction from source is being issued for the release issued November 17, 2009 at 15:23 PM ET due to an incorrect date in the first sentence of the first paragraph. The date September 16, 2009 should read November 16, 2009.

At approximately 22:00 on November 16, 2009, staff at the Bowden Institution Minimum Security Annex determined that Tod James PURVIS and Nathan Mario PAOLINELLI had escaped. Staff immediately conducted a search of the facility and surrounding property. Police were notified.

Tod James PURVIS is a 42-year-old offender serving a sentence of 4 years for offenses relating to Possession of Stolen Goods, Possession of Drugs and Impaired Driving. His sentence commenced June 24, 2008. He is 180 cm (5'11") tall and weighs 77 kgs (169 lbs). He has blond hair, partially bald, blue eyes, and wears tattoos on his back, left arm and chest.

Natahan Mario PAOLINELLI is a 28-year-old offender serving a sentence of 3 years, 8 months for a number of offences relating to Fraud, Theft, and Counterfeit Money. His sentence commenced October 10, 2008. He is 178 cm (5'10") tall and weighs 96 kgs (211 lbs). He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Tod James PURVIS and/or Nathan Mario PAOLINELLI is asked to contact their local police.

The Correctional Service of Canada is committed to working with our local law enforcement agencies and will review the circumstances surrounding the escape and take all necessary measures to address safety and security issues stemming from this incident.

Bowden Institution is a federal institution in Bowden, Alberta with a population count of 564 medium security inmates and 78 minimum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Bowden Institution
    Rita Wehrle
    (403) 227-7346