Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

October 20, 2014 20:21 ET

Assault of an Inmate at Drumheller Institution-Medium Security Unit

DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 20, 2014) - Correctional Service Canada

On October 20, 2014, at about 1:10 p.m. an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault in the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution. The injured inmate 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.

No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.

The assailant has been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken.

The Warden has ordered a lockdown and an exceptional search of the medium security unit. Normal operations will resume when it is considered safe to do so.

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.

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

Contact Information

  • Jeff Campbell
    Regional Communications Manager
    Regional Headquarters (PRA)
    (306) 659-9216