Lockdown and Search at Bowden Institution Medium Security Unit

Innisfail, Alberta – On October 3, 2016, at about 1:15 p.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at Bowden Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.


The safety and security of the institutions is the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) primary concern. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.

CSC is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

Correctional Service Canada