Seizure of contraband and unauthorized items at Joyceville Institution

News release

May 31, 2024 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada

On May 30, 2024, 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 federal institution.

The items seized included tobacco, marijuana, and cell phone accessories. The total estimated institutional value of the seizure is $48,340.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has heightened measures to prevent contraband and unauthorized items 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 or unauthorized items 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. 


Mike Shrider
Regional Communications Manager
Regional Headquarters, Ontario

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