Inmate hospitalized after Abbotsford prison beatdown
A prisoner at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford was beaten so badly last week that he was hospitalized.
On Tuesday, Correctional Service Canada reported the inmate in the medium-security unit of the prison had been assaulted on May 18.
“The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive treatment,” the Service statement said. “The Abbotsford police and the institution are presently investigating the incident. The assailants have been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken. No staff members or other inmates were injured during this incident.”
As a result of the attack, the Service is reviewing the incident to find ways to prevent similar attacks occurring.
Matsqui Institution is in the 33000-block of King Road in Abbotsford and houses around 450 male prisoners guilty of crimes with penalties of more than two years of jail.
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