Lockdown and search at Mission Institution – Medium security unit

News release

January 10, 2023 – Mission, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

On January 6, 2023, a lockdown was put in place in the medium-security unit at Mission Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.

The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so. 

Visits have been suspended until the search is complete.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions. 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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