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B.C. prison under lockdown after fight breaks out among inmates
Nov 9, 2008
AGASSIZ, B.C. — A British Columbia prison was placed under lockdown over the weekend after a fight broke out among inmates.
The Correctional Service of Canada says inmates at Kent Institution in Agassiz were in the prison’s gymnasium Saturday evening when the fight started.
The inmates […]

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B.C. maximum-security prison remains under lockdown after prisoner protest
Canadian Press, September 27, 2008
AGASSIZ, B.C. — A maximum-security prison in Agassiz, B.C. is locked down today after a prisoner protest that began Friday morning.
Kent Institution spokeswoman Whitney Mullin says prisoners refused to return to their cells to protest a prison program.
Mullin says negotiators were brought in […]

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Gas station attendant helps nab escaped inmate
Vancouver Sun [British Columbia]
Published: Friday, August 08, 2008
The judge didn’t recognize him, so it took a savvy gas station attendant to finger him and put him away.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police arrested Dean Sykes, 39, after a Canada-wide warrant was issued against him after he escaped the North Fraser Pre-Trial […]

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Corrections won’t say what weapon used in hostage taking
The Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows Times [British Columbia]
Published: Friday, August 08, 2008
Ridge Meadows RCMP is investigating a hostage taking at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre that occurred Monday evening.
B.C. Corrections spokesperson Lisa Lapointe said the incident involved two cellmates. She said there was no physical violence but […]

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Rioting prisoners were armed with gym’s aluminum bats
Globe and Mail
April 2, 2008
Two lone, unarmed correctional officers in charge of as many as 40 prisoners fled for their lives when inmates armed with aluminum baseball bats from their B.C. prison’s sports equipment room went on a rampage on the weekend that left two men dead, […]

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Six men charged in prison riot
By Monisha Martins – Maple Ridge News [British Columbia] – February 22, 2008
Six men charged in connection with a riot at a Maple Ridge prison last August remain in custody.
The men were among 31 inmates at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre who caused extensive damage to a living unit in the […]

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Second riot at crowded jail
Amy Steele, The Times
[Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows, British Columbia]
Published: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

A prisoner waves a towel out a window at Fraser Regional Correctional Centre Saturday. It was the second riot in six months at the Maple Ridge facility.
Carmine Marinelli/TIMES

Angry prisoners set fires, broke windows and smashed up their cells […]

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Matsqui locked down amid protest fires
By Rochelle Baker – Abbotsford News [British Columbia] – January 26, 2008

Prisoners set protest fires in the exercise yard at Matsqui Institution Friday.
Kevin MacDonald

Matsqui Institution inmates are confined to their cells after a group of prisoners set fires and refused to leave the exercise yard on […]

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Inmates rioting in Maple Ridge
Thursday, August 09
Andrea Macpherson/Tamiko Nicholson
MAPLE RIDGE (NEWS1130) – Inmates rioted at the Fraser Regional Correctional Centre on Thursday night. RCMP were brought in to help deal with the 31 prisoners who refused to go to their cells for lockdown. Three RCMP tactical teams, the dog squad and negotatiors helped end the […]

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Inmate sentenced for his part in prison riot
CanWest News Service
Published: Wednesday, July 11
A 34-year-old Duncan man was given a conditional sentence Wednesday for his role in a riot two years ago at the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre on Wilkinson Road.
Keith Joseph Ceriko is the last of three men to be sentenced after a melee […]

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