Seizure of contraband at Collins Bay Institution – Medium-security unit

News release

August 9, 2018 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

On August 8, 2018, at about 5:00 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized in the medium-security unit at Collins Bay Institution.

The medium-security unit of Collins Bay Institution was placed on lockdown to allow staff to conduct a general 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.

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.

The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

The Correctional Service of Canada (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 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.

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Contacts

Kyle Lawlor
Media Relations and Outreach advisor
Regional Headquarters
613-545-8210


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