Failure to return to Nova Institution for Women – Minimum security unit
February 21, 2020 – Truro, Nova Scotia – Correctional Service Canada
On February 21, 2020, offender Laura Jane Stanley-Smith failed to return to a Community-Based Residential Facility in Truro while on temporary absence from the minimum-security unit at Nova Institution for Women.
The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Truro Police Service and a warrant for her arrest was issued. The offender had been in the community after being granted an unescorted temporary absence (UTA).
Laura Jane Stanley-Smith is 24 years old, measures 160 cm (5’ 3”) in height and weighs 58 kg (128 lbs). She has a fair complexion, blue eyes and long brown hair. She has piercings in her nose, ears, lip and tongue. She is currently serving a 5 year, 4 month and 21 day sentence for Armed Robbery, Robbery, Disguise with Intent, Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose and Failure to Comply.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Laura Jane Stanley-Smith is asked to contact the Truro Police Service at 902-895-5351.
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 offender.
Assistant Warden, Management Services
Nova Institution for Women
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