End of lockdown and search at Mountain Institution

News release

February 8, 2019 Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Mountain Institution on February 1, 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 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.

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Sheila Bonn
Assistant Warden Management Services
Mountain Institution

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