Port-Cartier Prison | Serial killer Robert Pickton allegedly victim of ‘major assault’

Correctional Service Canada says an inmate was injured during what it calls a “major assault” at the Port-Cartier Institution, on the North Shore. This inmate would be the British Columbian serial killer Robert Pickton, according to what the Vancouver Sun.

According to Vancouver Sun, Robert Pickton was allegedly skewered by another inmate with what appeared to be a broken broom handle. He was airlifted to hospital for treatment. We fear for our lives.

The attacker was identified and appropriate measures were taken, indicates Correctional Service Canada, without specifying further. He had previously attacked other inmates before being placed in solitary confinement. It would be after coming out and being placed in the same cell as Robert Pickton that the inmate would have attacked the former pig farmer turned serial killer, again according to the Vancouver Sun.

The Sûreté du Québec is also investigating the alleged assault, which took place on Sunday. Correctional Service Canada says safety is its “top priority” and that it will review the circumstances of the assault to prevent future incidents.

Port-Cartier Institution is a maximum security federal prison.

Arrested in 2002, Robert Pickton was sentenced in 2007 to life in prison for the unpremeditated murder of six women in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver in the 1990s.


Serial killer Robert Pickton

One of the most notorious serial killers in Canadian history, he was initially accused of murdering 26 women, whose remains were found on his pig farm. In prison, he allegedly admitted to a police officer – who he thought was another inmate – the murder of 49 women.

In 2016, an “autobiography” entitled Pickton: In His Own Wordspossibly written by Robert Pickton himself, was published by an American company and put up for sale on the internet, before being withdrawn in response to popular outrage.

Robert Pickton became eligible for parole on February 22 and will be eligible for full release in 2027, 25 years after his arrest.

With The Canadian Press

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