Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

January 20, 2015 15:12 ET

Lockdown and Search at Edmonton Institution

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 20, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On January 19, 2015, at about 12:00 p.m., a lockdown was put in place at Edmonton Institution, a maximum security federal 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.

The safety and security of the institutions is the Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC) primary concern.

Regularly scheduled visits may be affected. Visitors who have already planned a visit are asked to contact the Institution directly.

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

  • Matthew James
    A/Assistant Warden Operations
    Edmonton Institution
    (780) 472-6052, ext 4905