Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

March 03, 2010 16:55 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Escape and Recapture at Willow Cree Healing Lodge

DUCK LAKE, SASKATCHEWAN--(Marketwire - March 3, 2010) - At approximately 0955 a.m. on Wednesday, March 03, 2010, staff at the Willow Cree Healing Lodge discovered that inmate Louie Kenneth Bird escaped. A search of the facility and grounds was conducted. Bird was apprehended at 1018 hours and returned to custody without incident.

Bird is a 63-year-old Aboriginal male offender serving an indeterminate life sentence for Second Degree Murder from May 02, 1985.

The Correctional Service of Canada will review the circumstances surrounding the escape and will take action where necessary.

Willow Cree Healing Lodge is a minimum security institution that accommodates 40 inmates.

Contact Information

  • Willow Cree Healing Lodge
    Tracey Robinson
    Media Relations Officer
    (306) 467-1200