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Inmate assaulted at Kent Institution

Inmate transported to outside hospital
An inmate was assaulted at Kent Institution on Wednesday, June 5. (Observer File Photo)

An inmate at Kent Institution has been assaulted by multiple people during a June 5 incident.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) reported prison staff members transported the injured inmate to an outside hospital to receive treatment. The Agassiz RCMP and the CSC are investigating the incident. 

The assailants have been identified and the CSC said action has been taken. No staff members or other inmates were injured during the incident. 

"The safety and security of institutions, their staff, and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system," the CSC stated in a press release on Friday, June 7. "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." 


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