Assault of an inmate at Atlantic Institution

News release

February 9, 2024 – Renous, New Brunswick – Correctional Service Canada

On February 5, 2024, an inmate was the victim of an assault at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution. 

The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

The Blackville Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the institution are presently investigating the incident.

The assailants have been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken.

The safety and security of institutions, their staff, 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 will review the circumstances of the incident and take the appropriate measures.


Ben Wilson
Acting Assistant Warden, Management Services
Atlantic Institution

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