End of lockdown and search at Kent Institution 

News release

May 22, 2019 – Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Kent Institution on May 8, 2019 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

A number of unauthorized items were found during the exceptional search. The contraband seized included 25.6 grams of hashish and a cell phone. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $5,000.

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.



Linda Saele      
Assistant Warden, Management Services
Kent Institution
(604) 796-4404

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