End of lockdown and search at Mountain Institution

News release

January 31, 2019 – Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Mountain Institution on January 25, 2019 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

As a result of the vigilance of staff members, a number of unauthorized items 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.



Sheila Bonn
Assistant Warden, Management Services
Mountain Institution

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