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The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

UPDATED: COVID-19 cases reported at Bowden Institution

Bowden Institution is dealing with seven active COVID-19 cases. The two positive…

The Bowden Institution medium security facility near Bowden. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows Larry Earvin, a former inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center in Mt Sterling, Ill. A state prison guard on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, pleaded guilty to federal felony charges related to the unprovoked 2018 beating death of Earvin. Willie Hedden, of Mount Sterling, entered the plea to two counts of civil rights violations and one of providing misleading information in the subsequent investigation of the May 17, 2018 injuries sustained Earvin. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP File)

Illinois prison guard pleads guilty to inmate beating death

Illinois prison guard pleads guilty to inmate beating death

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Illinois Department of Corrections shows Larry Earvin, a former inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center in Mt Sterling, Ill. A state prison guard on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, pleaded guilty to federal felony charges related to the unprovoked 2018 beating death of Earvin. Willie Hedden, of Mount Sterling, entered the plea to two counts of civil rights violations and one of providing misleading information in the subsequent investigation of the May 17, 2018 injuries sustained Earvin. (Illinois Department of Corrections via AP File)
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Alberta police break up drug trafficking ring that smuggled drugs into Bowden Institution

About $300,000 in cash and numerous drugs, handgun seized in 18-month ALERT operation

  • Jan 13, 2021
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Her Majesty’s Penitentiary, a minimum security penitentiary in St. John’s, NL, overlooks Quidi Vidi Lake on June 9, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
Her Majesty’s Penitentiary, a minimum security penitentiary in St. John’s, NL, overlooks Quidi Vidi Lake on June 9, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Myon Burrell is interviewed at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, in Stillwater, Minn. He was convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table. Minnesota's pardon board is set to review Burrell’s conviction and sentence on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. He was imprisoned for life as a teenager nearly two decades ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Minnesota to free man serving life in child’s 2002 death

Minnesota to free man serving life in child’s 2002 death

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, Myon Burrell is interviewed at the Stillwater Correctional Facility, in Stillwater, Minn. He was convicted in the murder of Tyesha Edwards, an 11-year-old girl pierced in the heart by a stray bullet in 2002 while doing homework at her family's dining room table. Minnesota's pardon board is set to review Burrell’s conviction and sentence on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020. He was imprisoned for life as a teenager nearly two decades ago. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
Bowden Institution Black Press file photo

Bowden Institution inmate death being probed

24-year-old inmate had been in prison since November 2019 for drug trafficking

Bowden Institution Black Press file photo
Planned class-action lawsuit alleges illegal strip-searches of federal prisoners

Planned class-action lawsuit alleges illegal strip-searches of federal prisoners

Planned class-action lawsuit alleges illegal strip-searches of federal prisoners

Planned class-action lawsuit alleges illegal strip-searches of federal prisoners
Escaped Pê Sâkâstêw Centre inmate re-arrested

Escaped Pê Sâkâstêw Centre inmate re-arrested

Man walked away from minimum-security facility on Sunday

  • May 6, 2020
Escaped Pê Sâkâstêw Centre inmate re-arrested
After years of pressure, prison service to usher in needle exchange programs

After years of pressure, prison service to usher in needle exchange programs

After years of pressure, prison service to usher in needle exchange programs…

After years of pressure, prison service to usher in needle exchange programs

Prison tattoo and needle programs would help curb hepatitis: internal memo

OTTAWA — Setting up tattoo parlours and needle-exchange programs in penitentiaries would…

Four workers fired at Edmonton maximum-security prison over alleged bullying

EDMONTON — The Correctional Service of Canada has fired four workers at…

Prisons failing mentally ill, especially women, federal ombudsman says

Prisons failing mentally ill, especially women, federal ombudsman says

OTTAWA — Canada’s prison service must find alternatives to locking up inmates,…

Prisons failing mentally ill, especially women, federal ombudsman says
Jailbreak: Inmates used peanut butter to fool guard

Jailbreak: Inmates used peanut butter to fool guard

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A dozen inmates escaped from an Alabama jail by…

  • Jul 31, 2017
Jailbreak: Inmates used peanut butter to fool guard