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Assault of an inmate at Dorchester Penitentiary

Dorchester Penitentiary
Dorchester Penitentiary

RCMP, Correctional Service of Canada investigating incident

DORCHESTER, N.B. – On July 22, 2018, at 1:50 p.m., an inmate was found to have been the victim of an assault at Dorchester Penitentiary, a multi-level security federal institution. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment.

The Sackville 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 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 will investigate the circumstances of this incident and continue to work with the police.

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