LAVAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Feb. 11, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On February 10, 2015, at about 10:20 a.m., an inmate was found to have been victim of an assault at Donnacona Institution, a maximum security federal institution. The injured inmate was immediately evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

The Sûreté du Québec and the institution are investigating the incident.

No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident. The assailant has been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken. The activities were only interrupted in the sector concerned.

The safety and security of institutions, their staff and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.

In order to improve practices aimed at preventing this type of incident, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will review the circumstances of the incident and take the appropriate measures.

Contact Information:

Stephane Jaillet
Assistant Warden, Management Services
Donnacona Institution
418-285-2455, ext. 2110