Millhaven inmates charged with attempted murder

Police have charged four men at Millhaven Institution near Kingston, Ont., with the attempted murder of two fellow inmates in separate incidents.

Charges laid after lockdown, investigation at the maximum security prison near Kingston, Ont.

Four men are facing charges after two separate incidents at Millhaven Institution. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg)

Police have charged four men at Millhaven Institution near Kingston, Ont., with the attempted murder of two fellow inmates in separate incidents.

Following an incident at the maximum security prison in Loyalist Township on June 21 involving a 31-year-old inmate, 28-year-old Jessy Oakley was charged with attempted murder, assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

He appeared in court in Napanee, Ont., on Aug. 8.

The second set of charges follow an Aug. 1 lockdown at Millhaven, where a number of unauthorized items were found during a search, according to a news release from Correctional Service Canada.

On Aug. 3, OPP, Kingston Police and Correctional Service Canada began an investigation into the incident at the prison. 

Don Johnson, 24, was later charged with the attempted murder of a 21-year-old man, carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose. Jerry Lewis, 21, and Manpreet Singh, 25, have been charged with being a party to the offence of attempted murder. 

The three men appeared in court on Aug. 10.

OPP say the joint penitentiary squad along with members of Correctional Service Canada are continuing both investigations.