Failure to return to Dorchester Penitentiary – Minimum-security unit

News release

August 23, 2019 – Dorchester, New Brunswick – Correctional Service Canada

On August 22, 2019, inmate Jack Woods failed to return to a Community Based Residential Facility in Moncton while on temporary absence from the minimum-security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Codiac Regional Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and a warrant for his arrest was issued. The inmate had been in the community after being granted an unescorted temporary absence (UTA).

Jack Woods is 66 years old, measures 170 cm (5’ 7”) in height and weighs 101 kg (223 lbs). He has a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hair. He has a leopard tattoo on his right upper arm, skull tattoos on his left forearm and upper arm, and is missing his left and right little fingers. He is currently serving an indeterminate sentence for Manslaughter and Second Degree Murder.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jack Woods is asked to contact the Codiac Regional RCMP at 506-857-2400.

CSC will investigate the circumstances of this incident and is working with the police to locate the offender as quickly as possible.

CSC has given the police all of the information available to help arrest the inmate.



Dan Melanson
Dorchester Penitentiary
(506) 379-4612
(506) 872-1189 (cell)

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