Assault of an inmate at Atlantic Institution 1 October

From: Correctional Service Canada

On September 26, 2020 at about 8:30 a.m., an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

The Blackville detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the institution are presently investigating the incident.

The inmates involved have been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken.

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.

/Public Release. The material in this public release comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here.