OPP say missing Collins Bay convict back in custody

An inmate who escaped from the Collins Bay Institution, is back in custody.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) contacted the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-led Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad on the evening of May 16, 2023, when it was learned that an inmate was missing from the facility.

Joshua Kenneth Kohl, age 42, was arrested by Kingston Police at a location near the institution early this afternoon. He will be remanded in custody, charged with being unlawfully at large, contrary to section 145(2) of the Criminal Code.

Kohl is serving an indeterminate sentence for second degree murder.

CSC is continuing to investigate the circumstances related to the escape. Questions should be directed to CSC.

The OPP would like to thank the Kingston Police for its assistance and thank the media and members of the public for sharing the appeal for information.

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