Lockdown and search at Collins Bay Institution – Medium Security Unit

News release

On April 13, 2018, at about 15:30 p.m. a lockdown was put in place in the medium 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. 


Regularly scheduled visits for the medium unit are cancelled until further notice.  Visitors who have already planned a visit are asked to contact the Institution directly.


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.





Chris Staley

A/Assistant Warden Management Services

Collins Bay Institution



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