Lockdown and search at Collins Bay Institution – Maximum-security Unit

News Release

August 8, 2017 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada 

On August 8, 2017, at about 03:00 p.m., a lockdown was put in place in the maximum-security unit at Collins Bay Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search. 

The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so. 

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. 



Wayne Buller
Assistant Warden Management Services
Collins Bay Institution

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