End of lockdown and search at Warkworth Institution

News release

January 27, 2020 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Warkworth Institution on January 22, 2020, 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 including small quantities of drugs, tattoo paraphernalia, stabbing weapons, and drug paraphernalia.

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.



Dana Lambert-Minichilli
A/Media Relations and Outreach Advisor
Regional Headquarters

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