Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

August 23, 2017 20:27 ET

Lockdown and search at Drumheller Institution

DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Aug. 23, 2017) - Correctional Service Canada

On August 23, 2017, at about 11:50 a.m. a lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.

The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

Contact Information

  • Maureen Quintal
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Drumheller Institution
    (403) 820-6056