Lock­down ends at Springhill

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - ATLANTIC -

Of­fi­cials at a medium-se­cu­rity prison in Nova Sco­tia say the fa­cil­ity is no longer un­der a days-long lock­down that was trig­gered af­ter an in­ci­dent in­volv­ing 19 in­mates.

As­sis­tant war­den Shan­non Oickle says the lock­down was im­posed Mon­day af­ter an in­ci­dent in which two cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers were as­saulted.

She says the re­stric­tion re­mained in place af­ter the dis­tur­bance was re­solved Mon­day even­ing and all in­mates in­volved re­turned to their cells.

Oickle says one in­mate was treated at an out­side hos­pi­tal and has since re­turned to the in­sti­tu­tion, and two cor­rec­tional of­fi­cers were as­saulted dur­ing the dis­tur­bance but did not re­quire med­i­cal treat­ment.

Oickle says Cor­rec­tional Ser­vice Canada is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the cir­cum­stances sur­round­ing the in­ci­dent.

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