On April 18, 2020, three inmates were involved in an altercation at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution. The injured inmates were 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.
No staff members were injured during this incident.
The Warden has ordered a lockdown of part of the institution. Normal operations will resume when it is considered safe to do so.
The safety and security of institutions, their staff and the public remain 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.