Two male offenders were involved in an altercation at about 11:50 a.m., Friday, Aug. 10, at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth.
Onsite health-care professionals responded. One offender was transported and admitted to hospital with facial injuries.
Halifax Regional Police are investigating the incident.
This information is being released under the Justice Department's policy to inform the public of major incidents involving people in custody. The policy can be found at http://gov.ns.ca/just/updates.asp
Media Contact: Dan Harrison
Department of Justice