Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

March 16, 2009 16:33 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Assault at Bowden Institution

BOWDEN, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2009) - On March 15, 2009 at approximately 2215 hours, a 37 year-old inmate was assaulted in the gymnasium at Bowden Institution. The injured inmate presented himself to staff and was subsequently taken by ambulance to an outside hospital where he remains in stable condition.

The institution remains under lockdown to facilitate an investigation by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) and RCMP.

CSC will continue to work with the police to review the circumstances surrounding this incident and will take action where necessary.

Bowden Institution is a federal penitentiary located 100 km north of Calgary, currently accommodating 580 medium security and 77 minimum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Bowden Institution
    Rita Wehrle
    (403) 227-7346