Several packages containing contraband have been seized at Joyceville Institution, a medium-security prison in Kingston’s east end.
According to Correctional Service Canada (CSC), the seizure was “the result of the vigilance of correctional officers,” and was made at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020 while processing an inmates personal effects in Admission and Discharge in the Assessment Unit of the facility.
The contraband seized included 14 grams of cannabis concentrate, with a total estimated institutional value of $14,000.
“The police have been notified and the institution is investigating” CSC said in a press release on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.
According to CSC, a number of tools are used to prevent drugs from entering its institutions, including the use of ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates, and visitors. CSC has also set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions to receive additional information about activities relating to security at all institutions, such as drug use of trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates, and staff. That number is 1-866-780-3784, and callers remain anonymous.