Recapture of inmate from Willow Cree Healing Lodge

UPDATE:  At approximately 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 29, inmate Royce Badger was apprehended by the Saskatoon Police Service. 

This inmate had been unlawfully at large from Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum security federal institution, since July 29.

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CSC is conducting an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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

BACLGROUND:On July 29, during the midnight security round, staff members at Willow Cree Healing Lodge, a minimum security federal institution, discovered that Royce Badger was not accounted for.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) immediately contacted the Rosthern detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), and a warrant for his arrest has been issued.

Royce Badger is 43 years old, measures 165 cm (5'5") in height and weighs 64kg (141 lbs). He has a fair complexion, brown eyes and black hair. He is currently serving a sentence of two years for possession of property obtained by crime – under $5000 x2, dangerous operation conveyance, flight from peace officer, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, forgery, and possess/use/traffic stolen/forged/falsified credit card.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Royce Badger is asked to contact police.

CSC will investigate the circumstances of this incident and is working with the police to locate the offender as quickly as possible.

CSC has given the police all of the information available to help arrest the inmate. 


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