Lockdown and search at Joyceville Institution – Assessment Unit

News release

January 9, 2019 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

On January 9, 2019 at about 12 p.m., a lockdown was put in place in the Assessment Unit of Joyceville Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.

The safety and security of the institution is the Correctional Service of Canada's (CSC) primary concern.  Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so. 

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.

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.



Lorrie Oddie
Assistant Warden Management Services
Joyceville Institution
(613) 536-6410

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