Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

May 30, 2006 18:28 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Inmate Escapes from Minimum Security Grierson Centre

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - May 30, 2006) - At approximately noon, a minimum security inmate could not be found at the Grierson Centre. A search of the building, surrounding complex and grounds was made but did not locate the inmate. Police were notified. The inmate was last seen at the Centre at 11:00 a.m. today.

The missing inmate is Terrance Eagleson, 47 years old, serving a life sentence for Attempted Murder. His sentence commenced on October, 20, 1978. He is 175 cm tall (five feet, nine inches), weighs 109 kilograms (241 lbs.) and has a medium complexion with blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with information on Eagleson's whereabouts is asked to contact police.

The Grierson Centre is a minimum security institution that accommodates 30 inmates. Grierson Centre is part of the Grierson Complex located at 9530 101 Avenue in downtown Edmonton.

Minimum security inmates are those who are rated as low escape risks, low risks to public safety in the event of an escape and have been progressing well with their correctional plans.

This is the first escape from the Centre this year. Last year there was one escape.

The Correctional Service of Canada will be conducting a full investigation into the circumstances surrounding this escape.

Contact Information

  • Grierson Centre
    Frank Winkfein
    (780) 495-4803