End of lockdown and search at Collins Bay Institution – Maximum and medium security units

News release

January 24, 2019 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Collins Bay Institution on January 16, 2019, has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

A number of unauthorized items and contraband were found during the exceptional search.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.

Visits to the institution have resumed.



Heather Hyndman
Acting Assistant Warden Management Services
Collins Bay Institution

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