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Second inmate assaulted at Atlantic Institution this month

By Joe Thomson Aug 22, 2023 | 9:43 AM

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The RCMP and the Correctional Service of Canada Canada are investigating after an inmate was assaulted at the Atlantic Institution for the second time this month.

In a statement, Assistant Warden Ben Wilson says the inmate was attacked on Aug. 10 and was taken to a nearby hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

He has since returned to the prison where he is recovering.

Just two days earlier, another inmate was sent to the hospital after being assaulted at the maximum-security federal prison located in Renous.

He has also since returned to the prison where he is recovering.

“The safety and security of institutions, their staff, and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system,” said Wilson in the news release.

The alleged assailants in both incidents have been identified and Wilson says the appropriate actions have been taken.

Officials are currently investigating the instances in order to ensure the prevention of more like them in the future.


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