Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

January 27, 2014 17:04 ET

Lockdown at Drumheller Institution

DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2014) - Correctional Service Canada

On January 27, 2014, at about 10:45 a.m., a lockdown was put in place at Drumheller Institution, a medium-security federal institution, as a precautionary measure after some inmates showed symptoms associated with influenza.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is working with health authorities in order to resolve the situation as soon as possible.

The safety and security of the institutions is CSC's primary concern. Regular activities will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

Regularly scheduled visits are cancelled. Visitors who have already planned a visit are asked to contact the institution directly.

In order to improve practices aimed at preventing this type of incident, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will continue to review the circumstances surrounding this incident and take the appropriate measures.

Contact Information

  • Rick Easton
    Institutional Services Supervisor
    Drumheller Institution
    Correctional Service Canada
    (403) 820-6052