Assault of an inmate at Kent Institution

News release

February 9, 2022 – Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

On February 5, 2022, an inmate was assaulted at Kent Institution, a maximum security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment. The inmate has since returned from the hospital.

The assailant has been identified and the Agassiz detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is presently investigating the incident.

No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.

The safety and security of offenders, Correctional Service Canada (CSC) staff and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.

CSC is also investigating the circumstances of this incident and continues to work with the police.



Kim MacPherson
Assistant Warden Management Services
Kent Institution

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