Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

December 13, 2011 16:15 ET

Hostage Taking at Cowansville Institution

COWANSVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Dec. 13, 2011) - On December 13, 2011, at approximately 10:45 a.m., an inmate from medium-security Cowansville Institution barricaded himself in a room with a staff member.

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is currently in contact with the inmate in order to peacefully resolve the situation as quickly as possible.

As always, the safety and security of staff and inmates is a priority for CSC.

Contact Information

  • Serge Abergel
    Communications Manager, Media Relations
    Correctional Service Canada