GRAVENHURST, ON- The government agency responsible for Canadian prisons is going to examine how a Gravenhurst prisoner got away.

On Monday evening, Beaver Creek Institution inmate Gordon Putnam was found by the Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (ROPE) squad.

He was located around 5:20 p.m. in Mississauga by the squad, after leaving Beaver Creek on Sunday afternoon. Staff had noticed his absence around 3:30 p.m. that day.

With Putnam now back in custody, Correctional Service Canada is focusing on their investigation into the circumstances of Putnam’s escape.

“Ensuring the safety and security of institutions, staff, and public remains the highest priority in the operations of the federal correctional system,” read a statement by the agency, issued on Tuesday afternoon.

According to Michelle Lucas, Assistant Warden Management Services at Beaver Creek, the investigation will review policies and procedures in place to make sure none of the factors in Putnam’s escape were in breach of those policies.

“The goal of the investigation is to identify lessons learned for CSC, and determine if there is anything that can be identified that would mitigate risk in regards to an escape in the future,” said Lucas, speaking to the newsroom.

Putnam was serving a six-year sentence for breaking and entering and five counts of theft over $5000.

Lucas couldn’t indicate where Putnam had ended up in Mississauga, citing privacy concerns.