An inmate has been transported to an outside hospital to receive medical attention after an assault occurred at the Drumheller Institution.

At approximately 8:00 AM this morning, November 29, an inmate was found to have been the victim of an assault at Drumheller's medium-security prison.

After an evaluation from institution staff, the inmate was transported to a hospital to receive treatment.

The Drumheller RCMP are currently investigating the incident and no other staff members or inmates were injured.

The Warden of the prison has issued a lock-down of the prison that will remain in place until it is safe to lift and visits have been suspended.

No further information has been provided.

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