Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

June 23, 2016 16:40 ET

Lockdown and Search at Drumheller Institution-Medium Security Unit

DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 23, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

On June 23, 2016 at about 7:00 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
    Chief Administrative Services
    Drumheller Institution
    (403) 820-6154