On April 19, 2020, at approximately 3:30 p.m., two inmates were involved in an altercation at Dorchester Penitentiary – Medium security unit. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to outside hospital to receive treatment.
No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.
The assailants 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.