Maximum-security prison that held killers Magnotta, Pickton evacuated due to wildfires | Globalnews.ca


A Quebec prison that once housed Luka Magnotta and Robert Pickton has been evacuated due to wildfire. Corrections Canada has notified victims of the people held at the facility.

A maximum-security prison in Quebec that has held notorious murderers including Luka Rocco Magnotta and Robert Pickton has been evacuated due to the intensification of nearby forest fires, Correctional Service Canada has confirmed.
A release issued Sunday says inmates at the Port-Cartier Institution were “successfully moved” to other secure federal correctional facilities after an evacuation order was issued for the City of Port-Cartier, Que., on Friday.
“To carry out the evacuation, we put measures in place, together with our partners, to maintain the safety and security of our staff, the public, and the offenders in our care and custody,” the statement says.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to all of our staff and partners who worked tirelessly to plan and successfully execute this complex operation in an evolving wildfire situation,” said Anne Kelly, commissioner of Correctional Service of Canada.


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