End of lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution

News release

October 3, 2022 – Abbotsford, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Matsqui Institution on September 23, 2022, has ended and an exceptional search has been completed.

A number of unauthorized items 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.



Marie Messer
A/Assistant Warden, Management Services
Matsqui Institution

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