Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

December 19, 2013 19:57 ET

Assault of a Staff Member at Drumheller Institution

DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 19, 2013) - On December 19, 2013, at about 9:30 a.m. a staff member was found to have been victim of an assault at Drumheller Institution, a medium-security federal institution. The injured staff member was immediately evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

The Drumheller detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the institution are presently investigating the incident.

The assailant has been identified and transferred to another facility.

The victim is in stable condition and has been released from hospital.

The Warden has ordered a lockdown. Normal activities will resume when it is considered safe to do so.

The safety and security of institutions, their staff and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will investigate the circumstances of this incident and continue to work with the police.

Contact Information

  • Jeff Campbell
    Regional Communications Manager
    Correctional Service Canada
    (306) 975-5082