Correctional Service of Canada



Correctional Service of Canada

February 22, 2013 00:21 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Hostage Taking at Edmonton Institution for Women

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2013) - On February 21, 2013, at approximately 3:30 p.m., an inmate at Edmonton Institution for Women took two other inmates hostage. The incident was concluded at approximately 7:00 p.m.

The situation ended peacefully and no staff or inmates were physically injured in the incident. Operations at the institution will gradually return to normal.

Staff acted quickly and professionally by intervening and controlling the situation.

The Edmonton Police Service (EPS) have been contacted and will be conducting their own investigation. As in all situations of this manner, CSC will work with EPS in an effort to review the circumstances surrounding this incident. CSC will also conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding this incident.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Jeff Campbell
    Regional Communications Manager
    (306) 975-5082