Escape and recapture of inmate from Federal Training Centre

LAVAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwired – Feb. 9, 2018) – Correctional Service Canada

On February 9, 2018 during the 12:15 p.m. count in the minimum security unit of the Federal Training Centre, staff members discovered that Jean-François Bessette was not accounted for.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Sûreté du Québec and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.

At approximately 4 p.m., Jean-François Bessette was apprehended by police. CSC is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident. He may face new criminal charges.

Ensuring the safety and security of institutions, staff, and public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system.