Assault of an inmate at Matsqui Institution

News release

November 22, 2022 - Abbotsford, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

On November 18, 2022, an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault at Matsqui Institution, a medium-security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment and has since returned to the institution.

The assailants have been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken. No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will investigate the circumstances of this incident.

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



Marie Messer
A/Assistant Warden Management Services
Matsqui Institution

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