EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - March 12, 2011) - At approximately 0540 hours on Saturday, March 12, 2011, inmate Dana MONTGRAND escaped from Stan Daniels Healing Centre in Edmonton, Alberta. Edmonton Police Services were notified.

MONTGRAND is a twenty-three year old federal inmate serving a 2 year, 10 month sentence for Break Enter and Commit – Assault with a Weapon and Fail to Comply with a Probation Order (x2). His sentence commenced on September 9, 2009.

MONTGRAND has a medium complexion, short black hair, and brown eyes. He stands 183 cm (6'0") tall and weighs 84 kg (186 lbs). He has a number of tattoos including a flaming happy face and a cross on his left arm, tribal art on his left hand, an 8-ball, a skull, and the letters of his name on his back.

Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of MONTGRAND is asked to contact police.

The Stan Daniels Healing Center is operated and staffed by Native Counselling Services of Alberta (NCSA) and is located in Edmonton, AB. NCSA provides a range of spiritual and correctional programs to both offenders on conditional release and minimum security inmates through sections 81 and 84 of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act through an agreement with the Minister of Public Safety.

At the time of the incident, there were 23 inmates at the Stan Daniels Healing Center.

The Correctional Service of Canada and NCSA will be conducting a joint investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident and are working with the Edmonton Police Service to locate the offender.

Contact Information: For further information, media representatives may contact:
Stan Daniels Healing Center
Native Counselling Services of Alberta
Sheila Courtoreille
Work (780) 495-3748