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Death of an inmate from Joyceville Institution

2019-12-05 09:58:27

On December 4, 2019, Glen Vandusen, an inmate from Joyceville Institution died while in our custody following an incident on December 1, 2019.

Change of Command Ceremony in the region of Québec

2019-12-04 17:11:47

In September 2019, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held two Changes of Command Ceremonies in the region of Quebec.

Correctional Service of Canada opens Structured Intervention Units and enhances health services for inmates

2019-11-30 20:18:43

Today, Anne Kelly, the Commissioner of the Correctional Service of Canada, made the following statement on the coming into force of the Structured Intervention Unit and health services-related provisions of An Act to amend the Corrections and Conditional Release Act and another Act:

Lockdown and search at Collins Bay Institution– Medium-security unit

2019-11-29 15:13:33

On November 28, 2019, at about 8:00p.m., a lockdown was put in place at the medium-security unit at Collins Bay Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.

Seizure of drugs and contraband at Matsqui Institution

2019-11-29 09:59:57

On November 19, 2019, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized at Matsqui Institution, a medium security federal institution.

Change of Command Ceremony at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary 

2019-11-29 09:54:52

On November 28, 2019, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) held a Change of Command Ceremony at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary. This occasion marked the change in command from the outgoing Warden Jason Hope, to the incoming Warden Shawn Bird.

Seizure of contraband at Collins Bay Institution – Medium-security unit

2019-11-27 13:44:21

On November 24, 2019 at about 7:10 a.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband was seized in the medium-security unit at Collins Bay Institution from a suspected drone drop.

Death of an inmate from Warkworth Institution

2019-11-25 12:33:23

On November 23, 2019, Joseph Archibald, an inmate from Warkworth Institution died while in our custody.

Escape from Saskatchewan Penitentiary – Minimum-security unit

2019-11-25 00:55:08

On November 24, 2019 at approximately 8:30 pm, following an evening count in the minimum-security unit at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary, staff members discovered that offender James Fred Katsiris was not accounted for.

Death of an inmate from Collins Bay Institution

2019-11-22 15:04:41

On November 21, 2019, Christopher Sipes an inmate from Collins Bay Institution died while in our custody.

Seizure of contraband at Joyceville Institution – Assessment unit

2019-11-20 10:19:33

On November 17, 2019 at about 1:30 p.m., correctional officers at Joyceville Institution’s assessment unit intercepted a visitor who was attempting to bring contraband into the institution.

Death of an inmate from Collins Bay Institution

2019-11-19 12:02:21

On November 17, 2019, George Cole, an inmate from Collins Bay Institution died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.

Death of an inmate from Millhaven Institution

2019-11-16 11:33:56

On November 15, 2019, Justin Baker, an inmate from Millhaven Institution died while in our custody.

Recapture of second inmate from the Regional Psychiatric Centre

2019-11-14 16:23:14

At approximately 1:45 p.m. on November 14, 2019, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) informed the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) that Matthew Shaundel Michel was apprehended.

Recapture of inmate from the Regional Psychiatric Centre

2019-11-14 11:20:20

At approximately 1:40 a.m. on November 14, 2019, Kendal Lee Campeau was apprehended by the Saskatoon police force.

Escape from Regional Psychiatric Centre

2019-11-14 11:11:58

On November 13, 2019, at approximately 8:40 p.m. staff members at the Regional Psychiatric Centre, a multi-level security federal institution, witnessed the escape of offender Kendal Lee Campeau and offender Matthew Shaundel Michel from the institution.

End of lockdown and search at Collins Bay Institution – Medium-security unit

2019-11-12 14:30:47

The lockdown put in place at the medium-security unit at Collins Bay Institution on October 30, 2019 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

Death of an inmate from the Regional Treatment Centre

2019-11-12 11:57:23

On November 9, 2019, John Andrews, an inmate from the Regional Treatment Centre at Millhaven Institution, died while in our custody of apparent natural causes.

End of lockdown and search at Beaver Creek Institution – Medium-security unit

2019-11-08 16:47:56

The lockdown put in place at Beaver Creek Institution - medium-security unit on November 4, 2019, has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

Escape and recapture of inmate from Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village  

2019-11-08 13:41:02

On November 8, 2019 at approximately 7:15 a.m., an inmate escaped from Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, a minimum security federal institution. At approximately 9:12 a.m. on November 8, 2019, Roger Sampson was apprehended by police

Lockdown and search at Beaver Creek Institution – Medium-security unit

2019-11-04 15:55:51

On November 4, 2019, at about 9:00 a.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium- security unit at Beaver Creek Institution to allow staff to conduct a search of the institution following an inmate assault.

End of lockdown and search at Dorchester Penitentiary – Medium security unit

2019-11-04 09:47:34

The lockdown put in place at the medium security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary on October 28, 2019 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Collins Bay Institution – Medium-security unit

2019-10-30 16:37:41

On October 29, 2019, staff members confiscated multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items in the medium security unit at Collins Bay Institution.

Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Dorchester Penitentiary – Medium security unit

2019-10-29 16:08:12

On October 26, 2019, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized within the medium-security sector at Dorchester Penitentiary. The medium security unit of Dorchester Penitentiary was placed on lockdown to allow staff to conduct an exceptional search.

Seizure of contraband at Collins Bay Institution

2019-10-24 14:36:10

Since October 3, 2019, Collins Bay Institution has seized a number of packages containing contraband and unauthorized items within the perimeter of the medium-security unit from suspected drone drops. These packages were seized through the combined vigilance of staff and information shared with the institution.