End of lockdown and search at Warkworth Institution

News release

August 21, 2020 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Warkworth Institution on August 15, 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, handmade 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 actionagainst those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.

Visits to the institution have resumed.



Mike Shrider
A/Communications Manager
Regional Headquarters

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