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When news broke that an inmate convicted of second-degree murder had escaped a minimum-security facility in Lanaudière, it begged another question: How often does this kind of thing happen? How frequently do Quebec inmates escape from prisons or various types of correctional centres

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) sent MTL Blog data to help us find the answer... and the results may or may not surprise you.

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51-year-old David Everett Alexson has escaped from a minimum-security facility in Quebec's Lanaudière region, a statement by the Correctional Service of Canada confirmed.

The CSC said correctional staff at the Waseskun Healing Centre observed Alexson leaving at approximately 6 p.m. on February 10.

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