End of lockdown and search at Mountain Institution

News release

July 26, 2022 – Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Mountain Institution on July 22, 2022, has ended and the exceptional search has been completed.

A number of unauthorized items and contraband were found during the exceptional search.

The Correctional Service of 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.

The institution has resumed its normal operations and visits have resumed.



Ben Cheung

A/Assistant Warden Management Services

Mountain Institution


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