On March 24, 2019, at about 9:00 AM, a lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution.

"There was an inmate altercation, so we have locked-down the place to do a full section 53 search just to look for contraband, weapons and that kind of thing. So visits are canceled and we will resume normal operations once we have searched every area," explained Maureen Quintal, Assistant Warden of the Drumheller Institution.

According to the news release from the Correctional Services of Canada Prairie Region, the CSC will review the circumstances surrounding the incident and take the appropriate measures to improve practices aimed at preventing this type of incident.

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