Assault of an inmate at Kent Institution

Lockdown under way of one unit at maximum security institution in District of Kent

CSC.

An inmate was found to be a victim of an assault at Kent Institution Thursday morning.

The injured inmate, discovered at about 7:40 a.m., was immediately evaluated by staff members and transported from the maximum security prison to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

RCMP and the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) are investigating the incident, in which no staff members or other inmates were injured. According to CSC, the assailant has been identified and “appropriate actions have been taken.”

The warden issued a lockdown of unit one and ended it the next day, at which time the affected unit was placed on a modified routine. On Monday, March 9, the affected unit was returned to normal operations, according to a spokesperson for the institution.