Western Canada

3 Inmates Transported To Hospital After Prison Shanking

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On February 22, 2020, at about 12:00 p.m., three inmates were victims of an assault at Edmonton Institution, a maximum-security federal institution. The injured inmates were evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

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

The Edmonton Police Service and the institution are presently investigating the incident. They have not released information as to how the assailants gained access to the weapons used in the assault or whether the stabbing was gang-related.

The assailants have been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken.

At the time of the incident, the Warden ordered a lockdown and an exceptional search of part of the institution. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is safe to do so.