Escape and recapture of inmate from Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village  

News release

November 8, 2019 – Harrison Mills, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

On November 8, 2019 at approximately 7:15 a.m., an inmate escaped from Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village, a minimum security federal institution.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Agassiz detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and a warrant for his arrest was issued.

At approximately 9:12 a.m. on November 8, 2019, Roger Sampson was apprehended by police. CSC is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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

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Tuan Nuyen
Acting Assistant Warden, Management Services
Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Village

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