Recapture of inmate from Willow Cree Healing Lodge

News release

February 12, 2024 – Rosthern, Saskatchewan – Correctional Service Canada

At 12:01 a.m. on February 12, 2024, inmate Nigel Ferster was apprehended by the Rosthern Detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. 

This inmate had been unlawfully at large from Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum-security federal institution since February 11, 2024.

The Correctional Service of Canada is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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


Roxane Braun
Media Relations and Outreach Advisor
Regional Headquarters – Prairies
(306) 514-2203

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