Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

February 17, 2009 15:00 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Lockdown at Drumheller Institution

DRUMHELLER INSTITUTION, DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2009) - Drumheller Institution inmates have been locked in their cells to facilitate a thorough search of the institution. The search began at about 8 a.m. on February 16.

The Institution will remain locked down while staff complete the search of the institution.

Ensuring the safety and security of the public, institutions and staff, remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.

Drumheller Institution is a federal penitentiary located 140 km northeast of Calgary, currently accommodating 597 medium security and 71 minimum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Correctional Service of Canada
    John Shannon
    Manager Assessment and Intervention
    Drumheller Institution
    (403) 820-6136 or Cell: (403) 820-0336