Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

January 28, 2012 19:02 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Lockdown and Search Drumheller Institution

DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Jan. 28, 2012) - At approximately 11:44 a.m. on January 28, 2012, Drumheller Institution, a medium security federal penitentiary was placed on lockdown to facilitate the search of the institution as a result of inmate assaults.

The search is being conducted to ensure the ongoing safety and security of the institution, its staff and the inmates. The institution will re-open as soon as the search is complete and it is determined safe to do so.

Visits will be suspended until the search has been completed.

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
    Drumheller Institution
    Dawn Bancroft
    Chief, Administrative Services
    Cell: 403-820-6580