Mission Institution

Inmate Deaths At Kent, Mission Institutions

Mission/Kent/Agassiz – Correctional Service of Canada issued releases on two inmate deaths but did not elaborate on their demise. On Thursday (April 26), Eric Shawn Carty, an inmate from Kent Institution died while in custody. At the time of his…


Mission Institution In Lockdown

Mission – Back on Wednesday (January 10, 2018,@2:30PM), a lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at Mission Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search. The search was ordered to ensure the safety and…


UPDATE – Convicted Killer Robert Raymond Dezwaan Recaptured

Mission -APRIL 15 UPDATE – Convicted killer Robert Raymond Dezwaan who went missing from a minimum-security prison in Mission has now been recaptured. He’s the third convicted killer to escape the institution since 2014. Correctional Service Canada said he was apprehended…


Mission Institution – Bust of $90K Of Drugs

Mission – On the heels of a major drug roundup at Kent Institution, another bust but this time at Mission Institution. Close to $90,000 worth of contraband was seized at Mission Institution on November 28. A package containing contraband and…


Killer Who Escaped Mission Institution – Captured In Peru

Mission/Lima, Peru (Vancouver Sun) A convicted killer who escaped from a minimum-security Mission prison last August has been found more than 8,000 kilometres away in Peru. Norman Gilbert Riel, 42, was picked up by local authorities last week in an…


Mission Institution May 18 Lockdown Lifted

Mission BC -After an extensive search through the facility, Mission Institution’s lockdown has been lifted and inmates may once again receive visitors. ORIGINAL STORY – May 18 – The warden at Mission Institution says the prison is locked down for…


Welcome to Hell – Inside Canada’s Most Decrepit Prison

Iqaluit, Nunavut/Mission/Abbotsford/Chilliwack  (Canadian Press/National Post/Vancouver Sun) —There have been plenty of horror stories that Fraser Valley residents have heard about the prison facilities in our area. Mission Institution/Ferndale, Matsqui/Sumas Centre, Mountain, Ford, Fraser Valley Institution for Women, and of course…


Convicted Murder Escapee – Found

Mission/Surrey (From Vancouver Sun)  – A convicted murderer who escaped from a minimum-security jail in Mission on March 31 and is wanted for Surrey robberies committed in April has been captured by police. The Canadian Bankers Association offered a $10,000…