Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

December 06, 2009 17:13 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Lockdown at Bowden Institution

INNISFAIL, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Dec. 6, 2009) - The institution was placed on a general lockdown on December 4, 2009 in order to facilitate a search of Institution.

The lockdown and search are being conducted to ensure the ongoing safety and security of the institution, its staff and the inmates. This lockdown will remain in place until the search is completed and may take several days. Inmate visits and regular institutional routine have been restricted until the search has been completed. The institution will return to normal routine when institutional managers determine that it is safe to do so.

Bowden Institution is a Federal Penitentiary located between Innisfail and Bowden Alberta. Currently there are 569 offenders located at the Medium Security Facility and 77 at the Minimum Security Annex.

Contact Information

  • Bowden Institution
    Rick Mollan
    Assistant Warden Operations
    (403) 227-3391