Seizure of unauthorized items at Dorchester Penitentiary 

News release

June 16, 2022 – Dorchester, New-Brunswick – Correctional Service Canada

On May 27, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing unauthorized items was seized in the medium security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary.

The unauthorized items seized included 110 nicotine patches. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $19,000.             

The institution is investigating.

The Correctional Service of Canada (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 or unauthorized items into correctional institutions.

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

Emile Belliveau
Assistant Warden, Management Services
Dorchester Penitentiary

(506) 379-4006

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