Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Joyceville Institution

News release

September 23, 2022 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

On September 21, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized at Joyceville Institution, a multi-level security institution.

The seized items included approximately 260 grams of tobacco and rolling papers, 208 grams of marijuana, 104 grams of shatter (cannabis concentrate), as well as cell phones and accessories. 

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 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 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
GEN-ONT-MEDIA@csc-scc.gc.ca
613-530-6941

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