DRUMHELLER, AB, Nov. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - On November 29, 2018, at about 8:00 a.m., an inmate was found to have been the victim of an assault in the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.
The Drumheller detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Institution are presently investigating the incident.
No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.
The Warden has ordered a lockdown of the medium security unit and visits have been suspended. Normal operations will resume when it is considered safe to do so.
The safety and security of institutions, their staff and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.
The Correctional Service of Canada will investigate the circumstances of this incident and continue to work with the police.
SOURCE Correctional Services of Canada Prairie Region
For further information: Travis Baker, Assistant Warden, Operations, Drumheller Institution, 403-821-2044