An offender was assaulted by three other offenders at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth at 5:40 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 21.
The injured offender was treated by on-site medical staff and taken to hospital. He has since been returned to the facility.
Halifax Regional Police are investigating the incident. An internal review by Correctional Services is also underway.
This information is being released under the Justice Department’s policy to inform the public of major incidents involving people in custody. Information will be updated on the major incidents section of the Department of Justice website at https://novascotia.ca/just/updates.asp as it becomes available.