INNISFAIL, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Dec. 12, 2013) - On December 10, 2013, at about 9:00 p.m., two inmates were found to have been victims of an assault at Bowden Institution, a medium security federal institution. The injured inmates were immediately evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.
The Innisfail 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. Two assailants have been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken. The victims are in stable condition.
The Warden has ordered a lockdown and an exceptional search of part of the institution. Normal activities 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.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will investigate the circumstances of this incident and continue to work with the police.