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Another Lockdown At Canadian Federal Penitentiary

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Kingston, Ontario – On January 18, 2020, at about 1:00 p.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium-security unit at Beaver Creek Institution to enable staff members to conduct an extraordinary search.

The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates due to a throw-over of contraband that has entered the institution. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so. 

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.