Assault of an inmate at Kent Institution

News release

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

On December 7, 2022, an inmate was found to have been the victim of an assault 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 assailant has been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken. No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.  The Agassiz detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the institution are presently investigating the incident.

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

In order to improve practices aimed at preventing this type of incident, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances of the incident and take the appropriate measures.


Kim MacPherson
Assistant Warden Management Services
Kent Institution

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