Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

May 24, 2009 13:25 ET

Inmate Escapes From Minimum Security Pe Sskastew Centre

HOBBEMA, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 24, 2009) - At approximately 12:30 a.m. on May 24, 2009 staff discovered inmate Charles Cardinal missing from Pe Sakastew Centre. Police were notified and a warrant for the inmate's arrest was issued.

Cardinal is 24 years old, serving 2 years 10 months for the following offences:

Possession of Property Obtained by Crime-Under $5000 (x2), Operating Motor Vehicle-Flight (x2), Fail to Stop at a Motor Vehicle Accident (x2), Theft Under and Offence under MV Act (x2).

Cardinal weighs approximately 141 pounds, and is 5'9" feet tall. He has a medium complexion with brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Cardinal is asked to contact police.

Correctional Service Canada will be reviewing the circumstances surrounding the escape.

Pe Sakastew Centre is a minimum-security facility in Hobbema, Alberta that accommodates 60 inmates.

Contact Information

  • Pe Sakastew Centre
    Rachel Wood
    Acting Deputy Director