Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

March 19, 2009 14:56 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Assault at Edmonton Institution

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 19, 2009) - At approximately 8:30 p.m. on March 18, a 25 year old inmate of Edmonton Institution was assaulted.

The injured offender was taken to outside hospital for treatment of serious injuries. He remains in hospital at this time.

All inmates on the unit where the assault occurred were immediately placed on lockdown status. The lockdown will facilitate a search of the unit while ensuring the safety and security of the public, staff and inmates.

The Correctional Service of Canada investigation will also review the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Edmonton Institution is a federal penitentiary currently accommodating 248 maximum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Institution
    Daren Frick
    (780) 472-4904