LAVAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Aug. 25, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On August 22, 2015 at approximately 6:30 p.m., an inmate was severely injured following an altercation at Drummond Institution, a medium security federal institution. The injured inmate was immediately assessed by staff and taken to an outside hospital.

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

No staff was injured. Two inmates were slightly injured. The victim is currently under observation and his injuries are not life threatening.

The assailant has been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken.

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

The correctional Service of Canada continues to work with the police concerning this incident.

Contact Information:

Edith Brouillard
Assistant Warden, Management Services
Correctional Service Canada
Drummond Institution
(819) 477-5112, ext. 210