Assault of an inmate at Warkworth Institution         

News release

January 31, 2019 – Campbellford, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

On January 30 2019, at about 3:29 p.m., two inmates were found to have been victim of an assault at Warkworth Institution, a medium security federal institution. The injured inmates were evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

The Ontario Provincial Police are presently investigating the incident.

No staff members were injured in the incident.

The Warden has ordered a lockdown and an exceptional search of the institution. Normal operations will resume when it is considered safe to do so.

Regularly scheduled visits may be affected. Visitors who have already planned a visit are asked to contact the institution directly.

The safety and security of institutions, their staff and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.



Dave Stephens
Acting Assistant Warden Management Services
Warkworth Institution

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