EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Sept. 2, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

On September 2, 2015, at about 2:00 a.m., a lockdown was put in place at Edmonton Institution, a maximum security federal institution as a result of operational security requirements.

The lockdown was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Visits have been suspended until the lockdown is completed. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

Contact Information:

Jeff Campbell
Regional Communications Manager
Correctional Service Canada
Regional Headquarters (Prairies)
(306) 659-9216