Multiple inmates were involved in an assault that took place over this past weekend. (File Photo)

Multiple inmates were involved in an assault that took place over this past weekend. (File Photo)

Multiple assailants identified in Kent Institution assault

One inmate hospitalized after attack

Action has been taken against multiple Kent Institution inmates involved in allegedly assaulting another inmate on Saturday, Dec. 17.

According to a report from Correctional Service Canada (CSC), the injured inmate was transported to an outside hospital for treatment. As of press time, the injured inmate has not yet been returned to the maximum-security facility near Agassiz.

No members of staff or other inmates were injured during the incident. The Agassiz RCMP and CSC are investigating the incident.

“The safety and security of institutions, including staff and offenders, and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system,” the CSC stated. “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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