Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Joyceville Institution – Assessment Unit

News release

July 10, 2018 – Kingston, Ontario– Correctional Service Canada

On July 6, 2018, at about 11:30 am, staff members confiscated multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items from a visitor in the Assessment Unit at Joyceville.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of security intelligence officers, correctional officers and the detector-dog team. The contraband and unauthorized items seized includes 78.3 grams of Tobacco and 47.7 grams of Marijuana. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $12,500.00.

The visitor was arrested by the Ontario Provincial Police Penitentiary Squad and may face criminal charges.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.

CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

CSC introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.

The toll-free number, 1‑866‑780‑3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.



Corey Beckstead
A/Assistant Warden Management Services
Joyceville Institution
(613) 536-6410

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