Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

August 28, 2009 14:14 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Escape From Bowden Institution Farm Annex

BOWDEN INSTITUTION, INNISFAIL, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Aug. 28, 2009) - At approximately 11:00 p.m. on August 27, 2008, staff determined that Damien Justin Swords had escaped from the Bowden Institution Farm Annex, a minimum-security facility adjacent to Bowden Institution.

Staff conducted a search of the facility and surrounding property. Police were notified.

Damien Justin Swords is a 42 year old offender serving a two year six month sentence for an Offence Under the Motor Vehicle Act- Alberta, Possession of Propery Obtained by Crime - Under, Operate a Motor Vehicle While Disqualified.

He is 178 cm (5'10") tall and weighs 86 kgs (190 lbs). He has black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Damien Swords is asked to contact their local police.

Only those offenders who are assessed as having a low risk to public safety are placed in a minimum-security facility.

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.

Bowden Institution is a federal institution in Bowden Alberta with a current population of 564 medium security inmates, 71 minimum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Bowden Institution
    Danny Spiller, A/Assistant Warden Management Services
    (403) 227-7351