Assault of inmates at Kent Institution

News release

July 21, 2022 – Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

On July 13, 2022, two inmates were the victims of an assault at Kent Institution, a maximum-security federal institution. The injured inmates were evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment. Both inmates have since returned to the institution.

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 Correctional Service of Canada will continue to review the circumstances surrounding this incident and take the appropriate measures.

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



Kim MacPherson

Assistant Warden Management Services

Kent Institution


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