Correctional Service of Canada



October 15, 2012 19:01 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Lockdown and Search at Bowden Institution

INNISFAIL, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 15, 2012) - At approximately 12 p.m., on October 15, 2012, Bowden Institution, a medium-security federal penitentiary, was placed on lockdown in order to facilitate an exceptional search of the institution.

The search is being conducted to ensure the ongoing safety and security of the institution, its staff and the inmates. The institution will return to normal routine when it is determined safe to do so.

Visits will be suspended until the search has been completed.

CSC is committed to preventing contraband from entering its institutions. Our efforts contribute towards ensuring a safe and secure environment for staff and inmates. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service Canada
    Bowden Institution
    Rita Wehrle
    Assistant Warden Management Services
    403-227-7346