Assault of an inmate at Kent institution

News release

April 28, 2022 – Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

On April 27, 2022, at about 5:20 p.m., an inmate was assaulted at Kent Institution, a maximum security federal institution. Staff responded quickly to resolve the incident. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

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

The assailants have been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken. The Agassiz detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the institution are presently investigating the incident.

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

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will investigate the circumstances of this incident and continue to work with the police.



Kim MacPherson
Assistant Warden Management Services
Kent Institution

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