Escape from Buffalo Sage Wellness House

News release

July 9, 2021 – Edmonton, Alberta – Correctional Service Canada

On July 8, 2021, at approximately 8:50 P.M., staff members observed inmate Monique Cardinal escape from the Buffalo Sage Wellness House.

The Edmonton Police Service were contacted immediately and a warrant for her arrest has been issued.

Monique Cardinal is 20 years old, measures 157 cm (5’2”) in height and weighs 58 kg (128 lbs). She has a medium complexion, brown eyes and blue hair. She has a tattoo of a treble clef on the right middle finger and scars on her forearms. She is currently serving a sentence of three years, three months, 20 days for Break Enter and Commit and Possess Weapon for Dangerous Purposes.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Monique Cardinal is asked to contact police.

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.



Meredy Mielke
Deputy Warden
Edmonton Institution for Women

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