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Drumheller Institution Lock Down: Southern Alberta Prison Shut In Following Escape Attempt

12/03/2013 04:44 EST | Updated 02/02/2014 05:59 EST
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DRUMHELLER, Alta. - A federal prison in southern Alberta is in lockdown after an inmate was caught trying to escape.

The Correctional Service of Canada says the man suffered minor cuts Sunday when he was caught by guards as he tried to break out of the medium security Drumheller Institution.

An official said the inmate was being treated in an outside hospital for his injuries.

Details of the escape attempt, which is under review, were not released.

An official said the institution will remain locked down until managers determine it is safe to return to normal routine.

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