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Inmate injured at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford

Correctional Service Canada says incident is under investigation
Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford (Abbotsford News file photo)

An inmate was injured Tuesday (June 4) in an assault at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford, according to Correctional Service Canada (CSC).

In a press release issued on Friday afternoon (June 7), CSC said the inmate was evaluated by staff members and taken to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

The release states that the Abbotsford Police Department and the institution are investigating.

"The assailant has been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken," CSC said.

No staff members or other inmates were injured during the incident.

No further details were provided, including the nature of the assault.


Vikki Hopes

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I have been a journalist for almost 40 years, and have been at the Abbotsford News since 1991.
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