Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

November 08, 2011 16:26 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Lockdown and Search at Grande Cache Institution

GRANDE CACHE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 8, 2011) - At approximately 6:52 p.m. on November 7, 2011, Grande Cache Institution was placed on lockdown following a serious assault against an inmate and to facilitate the search of a living unit. The inmate was transported to an Edmonton hospital with serious injuries. Grande Cache RCMP was called to the Grande Cache Institution and is currently investigating the incident.

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 institutional management determines it is safe to do so.

Regularly scheduled visits to the institution may be affected. Those who have previously scheduled visits are asked to contact the institution directly.

In order to improve its practices to prevent and reduce future incidents, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will continue to work in an effort to review the circumstances surrounding the incident and take action where necessary.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service Canada - Grande Cache Institution
    William McCormick
    Assistant Warden Management Services
    (780) 827-7603

    Royal Canadian Mounted Police
    Sgt. Tim Taniguchi
    "K" Division
    Strategic Communications Unit
    (780) 412-5260