Lockdown at Springhill Institution

News Release

July 17, 2017 – Springhill, N.S. – Correctional Service Canada

On July 17, 2017 at 12:58 p.m. a lockdown was put in place at Springhill Institution, a medium-security federal institution, due to an ongoing inmate disturbance.

A number of inmates have refused to return to their cells. One inmate has been injured and transported to an outside hospital. His next-of-kin has been contacted. Measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of staff, inmates and the institution.

The safety and security of the public, our employees and inmates remain CSC’s top priority as we work to resolve this disturbance. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so. Visitors who have already planned a visit are asked to contact the institution directly.

More information will be provided as soon as it becomes available.

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Contacts

Shannon Oickle
Assistant Warden, Management Services
Springhill Institution
902-664-4641

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