Loading articles...

Another Alberta prison locked down after inmates show flu like symptoms


CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Another federal prison in Alberta has been locked down as a precaution after some inmates showed flu-like symptoms.

Correctional Services Canada says two medium-security unit inmates at Drumheller Institution were tested on Thursday for COVID-19.

An official says the two inmates have been isolated from others as they wait for their test results.



The medium-security portion of the prison northeast of Calgary can house up to 582 inmates.

RELATED: ‘A death sentence:’ Advocates warn of COVID-19 spread in jails, prisons

Meanwhile, CSC says COVID-19 tests done earlier this month on a group of fewer than 10 inmates at Bowden Institution in central Alberta came back negative.

An official says one unit of the prison near Innisfail remains locked down, but other parts are operating under a modified routine.