Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

April 07, 2006 17:14 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Lockdown at Drumheller Institution

DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - April 7, 2006) - Inmates at Drumheller Institution were locked in their cells as the institution was placed on lockdown last evening at 6:45 pm to facilitate a thorough search of the institution.

The lockdown was initiated when a number of syringes were discovered missing from the Health Care Centre at the institution. The institutional search has recovered the majority of the syringes. The institution remains on lockdown until the search is complete. Normal operations are expected to resume Saturday, April 8th, 2006.

Drumheller Institution is a medium security facility operated by the Correctional Service of Canada. It is located in Drumheller, Alberta and has a current population of 574 male offenders.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Darlene Haines
    Media Spokesperson - Drumheller Institution
    (403) 820-6099