Russell Williams moved to Quebec prison, Bernardo next, sources say

Russell Williams leaves the courthouse in Belleville on October 18, 2010.



MONTREAL - Killer ex-colonel Russell Williams has been moved to a prison in Port-Cartier, QC and schoolgirl killer Paul Bernardo will also be transferred to the facility, an official source tells QMI Agency.

Williams was moved to Port Cartier Institution on Tuesday from Kingston Penitentiary, where he has been housed since he was sentenced to life for the sex murders of Jessica Lloyd and Marie-France Comeau in eastern Ontario.

Kingston is in the midst of closing, and Port-Cartier, 800 km northeast of Montreal, is one of the few facilities with maximum-security protocols appropriate for offenders such as Williams and Bernardo.

Correctional Service of Canada has not confirmed the moves.

"We cannot confirm the transfer for reasons of personal data," Serge Abergel, regional communications manager for Correctional Services, said Thursday morning.

Bernardo, 48, is serving a life sentence for the sex murders of Toronto-area teens Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French in the early 1990s. He also committed 14 rapes in the east-end Toronto borough of Scarborough, putting that community on edge.

Several of English Canada's most notorious killers have been housed in Quebec prisons, where they're less known among the French-speaking population.

Bernardo's ex-wife and accomplice, Karla Homolka, served the last nine years of her sentence in Quebec prisons.

Now-deceased child murderer Clifford Olson spent his final years at Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines prison north of Montrea

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