Editor’s note: This article has been updated since it was originally published on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024, at 1:30 p.m. Please see bottom of article for most recently updated information.
An inmate at Millhaven Institution has been taken to an outside hospital for treatment after an assault, according to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).
On Friday, Jan. 26, 20224 the inmate in question was found to have been the victim of an assault in the maximum security Institution, CSC said in a press release on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2024. The injured inmate was evaluated by staff members before being taken to an outside hospital to receive treatment.
“The assailant has been identified and the appropriate actions have been taken. The Ontario Provincial Police and the institution are currently investigating the incident,” CSC said, noting that no staff members or other inmates were injured during the incident.
In response to Kingstonist inquiries, CSC confirmed that the assailant involved in the assault was another inmate at the institution.
According to the release, the safety and security of institutions, their staff, and the public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system. In order to improve practices aimed at preventing this type of incident, the Correctional Service of Canada said it will review the circumstances of the incident and take the appropriate measures.
Update (Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024):
The Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad has shared details on the assault which took place at Millhaven Institution late last week.
According to a release from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Correctional Service of Canada officials contacted the Penitentiary Squad on Friday, Jan. 26, 2024, at approximately 9:30 a.m., after an inmate was violently assaulted. The victim was transported to hospital for treatment of serious injuries caused by an edged weapon.
Another inmate, Cameron Alamina, age 24, has been arrested and charged with:
- Aggravated assault
- Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
- Carrying a concealed weapon
The OPP said the accused remains in federal custody and is scheduled to appear before the Ontario Court of Justice in Kingston in late February 2024.
Editor’s note: An earlier version of this update stated that the Penitentiary Squad was contacted by corrections officials at 9:30 p.m., as opposed to 9:30 a.m., due to an error on the part of the OPP. It has been updated to reflect the correct time.