Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

March 03, 2009 12:41 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Escape From Pe Sakastew Centre

HOBBEMA, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2009) - At approximately 10:00 p.m. on Monday, March 2, 2009, it was determined by Pe Sakastew Centre staff that inmate Daniel Whitstone could not be located on healing centre grounds.

Daniel Robert Whitestone is a 32-year-old federal offender serving a four-year, five-month sentence from November, 2005 for armed robbery and possession of property obtained by crime. He is 183 cm (6'0") tall, weighs 82 kg (180 pounds) and has a medium complexion with brown eyes and black hair.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Whitstone is asked to contact police.

Police have been contacted and the Correctional Service of Canada will conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the escape.

Pe Sakastew Centre is a minimum-security facility in Hobbema, Alberta. The healing lodge provides a range of spiritual and cultural programs to approximately 60 minimum security federal inmates.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Fred Jewett
    Assistant Warden Management Services
    Pe Sakastew Centre
    (780) 585-4104