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Corrections Officer Injured in Assault at Winnipeg Remand Centre

November 15, 2019 12:34 PM | News

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A Manitoba corrections officer was injured Thursday night and sent to hospital after an assault at the Winnipeg Remand Centre.

A spokesperson for Manitoba Justice tells ChrisD.ca staff in the area were able to respond quickly and stop the assault.

The inmate was secured and will be charged by police.

“Manitoba’s correctional officers often respond to challenging situations involving inmates in our correctional facilities. The safety of our staff is paramount in the work that we do with inmates,” the spokesperson said.

The correctional officer received treatment in hospital and was released.

The Winnipeg Remand Centre has since returned to normal operations. As is standard practice when such an incident occurs, an internal review will also take place.

This is the second time in a week that a Manitoba corrections officer has been assaulted. On November 10, an assault at the Brandon Correctional Centre sent an officer to hospital with “extensive” injuries, which they were treated for and released.

MGEU, the union representing correctional officers in the province, is calling for an immediate health and safety review in all correctional facilities.

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