Escape from Willow Cree Healing Lodge 

News release

On July 13, 2021, during the 3:10 a.m. security round, staff members at Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum security federal institution, discovered that Eugene Desjarlais was not accounted for.

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

Eugene Desjarlais is 43 years old, measures 178 cm (5’10”) in height and weighs 83 kg (183 lbs). He has a fair complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. He has tattoos on his left upper arm, neck, abdomen, back and left hand. He is currently serving a sentence of 2 years, 5 months, 2 days for Breaking and Entering with Intent to Commit X 2.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Eugene Desjarlais 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.



Jeff Campbell
Regional Communications Manager
Regional Headquarters

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