Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

June 05, 2017 16:16 ET

Lockdown and search at Drumheller Institution Minimum and Medium Security Units

DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 5, 2017) - Correctional Service Canada

On June 3, 2017, at about 1:55 p.m. a lockdown was put in place in the minimum security unit and 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 to the medium security unit 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

  • Jeff Campbell
    Regional Communications Manager
    Prairie Region Headquarters
    (306) 659-9216