GRANDE CACHE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 17, 2012) -

At approximately 8:25 p.m. on February 16, 2012, Grande Cache Institution, a medium security federal penitentiary, was placed on lockdown to facilitate an exceptional search of the institution.

The safety and security of our institutions is the primary consideration of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). The institution will re-open as soon as searching is complete and it is determined safe to do so.

Visits will be suspended until the search has been completed.

Contact Information:

Correctional Service Canada
Gary Rolfe
Acting Assistant Warden Management Services
Grande Cache Institution
780-827-7603