Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

May 06, 2009 19:12 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Lockdown at Edmonton Institution

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - May 6, 2009) - On Wednesday May 6, 2009 one unit of Edmonton Institution was placed on lockdown status. The remainder of the institution is operating on normal routine.

The lockdown was ordered after a search uncovered contraband in an area where a minor altercation between two inmates had taken place.

The lockdown will facilitate a search of the unit where the contraband was discovered. The search will also ensure the safety and security of the public, staff and inmates.

The unit in question will re-open once institutional management determines it is safe to do so.

Edmonton Institution is a federal penitentiary currently accommodating 248 maximum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Edmonton Institution
    Daren Frick
    (780) 472-4904