Correctional Service of Canada

October 17, 2012 19:00 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Lockdown and Search at Drumheller Institution

DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2012) - On October 16, 2012, Drumheller 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.

The Correctional Service of Canada (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
    Drumheller Institution
    Rob Skoronski
    403-823-5101 ext. 6133 or 403-821-0753 (Cellular)