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Collins Bay Institution on lockdown

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The Maximum Security Unit at Collins Bay Institution is currently on lockdown to allow for an exceptional search.

According to Correctional Service Canada (CSC), the unit was placed on lockdown on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 to allow staff to conduct the search, which was ordered to “ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates,” CSC said in a press release on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.

Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so. Visits to the Institution have been suspended until the search is completed, and visitors who have already planned a visit are asked to contact the institution directly.

“The Correctional ServiceofCanada (CSC) is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions,” the press release reads. “CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.”

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