Lockdown at Atlantic Institution

December 7, 2017


On Dec. 1, at about 6:20 p.m., a number of inmates were found to have been victims of an assault at Atlantic Institution, a maximum security federal institution. The injured inmates were immediately evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

The Blackville detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the institution are presently investigating the incident.

 No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.

The Warden has ordered a lockdown and an exceptional search of part of the institution. Normal operations will resume when it is considered safe to do so.


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 (CSC) will investigate the circumstances of this incident and continue to work with the police.

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