On February 19, 2018, at about 3:20 p.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at Drumheller Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.
The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.
Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.
This lockdown comes just two days after Anatoly Eichman, an inmate from Drumheller Institution, died while in custody.
At the time of his death, Mr. Eichman, 29 years old, had been serving a sentence of 2 years, 5 months and 21 days for Possession of prohibited/restricted firearm with ammunition, since June 2, 2017.
As in all cases involving the death of an inmate, Correctional Service Canada will review the circumstances and contact the police and the coroner if required.
The Correctional Service of Canada (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.