Lockdown and search at Mountain Institution

News release

October 27, 2023 – Agassiz, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

On October 24, 2023, a lockdown was put in place at Mountain Institution, a medium security federal 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.

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so. 

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions. CSC works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.


Lauren Calbeck
A/Assistant Warden Management Services
Mountain Institution

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