Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Warkworth Institution 

News release

August 23, 2021 – Campbellford, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

As a result of the vigilance of staff members, several packages of contraband and unauthorized items were seized at Warkworth Institution, a medium security facility. The seizures are related to two separate incidents, which occurred within 24 hours.

The seized items included tobacco, drugs, cell phones, and cell phone accessories. The total estimated institutional value of these seizures is $155,335.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.

CSC has measures in place to prevent contraband and unauthorized items from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

CSC introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.

The toll-free number, 1‑866‑780‑3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

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Contacts

Mike Shrider
Regional Communications Manager
Regional Headquarters
613-530-6941

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