DRUMHELLER, AB, Jan. 18, 2018 /CNW/ - On January 17, 2018, at about 8:50 p.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution to allow staff to conduct a search of the institution following an inmate assault.
The search was ordered in the medium security unit to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Visits have been suspended until the search is completed. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.
An inmate was injured but did not require medical treatment at an outside hospital. No employees were injured.
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.
SOURCE Correctional Services of Canada Prairie Region
For further information: Maureen Quintal, A/Assistant Warden, Interventions, Drumheller Institution, 403-820-6148