Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

September 08, 2016 12:29 ET

Lockdown and Search at Edmonton Institution for Women - Medium Security Unit

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 8, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

On September 7, 2016, at about 5:00 p.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at Edmonton Institution for Women, 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

  • Philip Contini
    Chief, Administrative Services
    Edmonton Institution for Women
    780-495-6792