End of lockdown and search at Dorchester Penitentiary – Medium security unit

News release

December 10, 2019 – Dorchester, New Brunswick – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Dorchester Penitentiary, Medium Sector, on December 5, 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.

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.



Ken LeBlanc
Acting Assistant Warden, Management Services
Dorchester Penitentiary
(506) 856-0667

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