Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

July 31, 2009 14:45 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Inmate Assault- Bowden Institution

INNISFAIL, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - July 31, 2009) - On July 30, 2009 at approximately 2000 hours, a 26 year-old inmate was assaulted in the gymnasium at Bowden Institution. The injured inmate presented himself to staff and was subsequently taken by ambulance to an outside hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The institution remains under lockdown to facilitate an investigation by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and RCMP.

CSC will continue to work with the police to review the circumstances surrounding this incident and will take action where necessary.

Bowden Institution is a federal penitentiary located 100 km north of Calgary, currently accommodating 567 medium security and 71 minimum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Rita Wehrle
    Assistant Warden
    Bowden Institution
    (403) 227-7346
    Innisfail, AB