STONY MOUNTAIN, MB, Aug. 17, 2018 /CNW/ - On August 16, 2018, at about 7:40 p.m., three inmates were found to have been victims of an assault in the medium security unit at Stony Mountain Institution. The injured inmates were evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.
The Stonewall 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 and a general search of the medium and maximum security units. Normal operations will resume when it is considered safe to do so.
Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.
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 (CSC) will investigate the circumstances of this incident and continue to work with the police.
SOURCE Correctional Services of Canada Prairie Region
For further information: JL Meyer, Assistant Warden Management Services, Stony Mountain Institution, (204) 344-5111 ext. 5120