End of lockdown and search at Mission Institution – Medium security unit

News release

January 20, 2023 – Mission, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown and exceptional search put in place on January 6, 2023, at the medium-security unit at Mission Institution, ended on January 13, 2023. The institution has resumed its normal operations and visits have resumed.

During the exceptional search, contraband and unauthorized items were found and seized, which included:

  •   600 pills, including prescription medication, caffeine and unidentified pills
  •   45 grams of fentanyl
  •  crystal methamphetamines
  •   handmade brew
  •   tattoo paraphernalia
  • drug paraphernalia
  •   various memory cards and readers
  •   one slashing weapon

The total estimated institutional value of these seizures is $64,000.

The police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is heightening measures 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.


Sheila Bonn
Assistant Warden, Management Services
Mission Institution

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