Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

March 27, 2007 13:27 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Inmate Escapes From Rockwood Institution

ROCKWOOD INSTITUTION, STONY MOUNTAIN, MANITOBA--(CCNMatthews - March 27, 2007) - At approximately 4:15 A.M. this morning, a minimum security inmate at Rockwood Institution was found missing from his living unit. A thorough search of the buildings and grounds surrounding the institution was done but failed to find the inmate. Both the RCMP and Winnipeg Police Service have been notified.

The missing inmate, CORY DESCHENES, 21-years-old, is serving a three year sentence for various past offences that include Robbery with Threats of Violence, Mischief and Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. His sentence commenced February 03, 2006. He is 173 cm tall (5' 8"), weighs 82 kg (181 lbs.), and has brown hair and brown colored eyes. He has tattoos on both forearms and a 2" scar on his head.

The escape will be the focus of an internal investigation by the Correctional Service of Canada.

As per CSC policy, inmates are placed at minimum security institutions as a result of a thorough assessment process. Minimum security inmates are determined to be a low risk to public safety.

Rockwood Institution is a minimum security federal facility located adjacent to the medium security Stony Mountain Institution, 13 km north of Winnipeg. The institution currently has a population of 108 minimum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada: Rockwood Institution
    Ben Girard
    Assistant Warden of Management Services
    (204) 344-5111 ext. 3401