Correctional officer “viciously assaulted” at Okanagan Correctional Centre - BCGEU

An assault at the Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) on Tuesday has left an officer in recovery.

The correctional officer was working in a living unit at the prison, conducting a visual check of the cells, when he was attacked by an inmate, said Dean Purdy, Vice President of Corrections and Sheriffs Services for the B.C. Government Employees Union (BCGEU).