CSC seizes package of THC concentrate at Joyceville Institution

Less than two weeks after 14 grams of cannabis concentrate was seized at Joyceville Institution, a similar but larger seizure has been made at the correctional facility.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) announced today that Correctional Officers, with the help of drug detector dogs, seized a package containing contraband while processing an inmate’s personal effects in Admissions and Discharge in the Assessment Unit of Joyceville Institution. The seizure took place at approximately 12:18 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.

According to CSC, the contraband seized included 39.55 grams of THC concentrate, which has an estimated institutional value of $40,000. Police have been notified and the institution is investigating.

“The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors,” CSC said in a press release on Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020.

“CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband 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 into correctional institutions.”

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2 thoughts on “CSC seizes package of THC concentrate at Joyceville Institution

  • February 12, 2020 at 3:45 pm
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    Why is cannabis contraband when it’s legal outside? I’d think having legal cannabis inside a prison (in designated smoking areas) would help inmates cope with incarceration.

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    • February 13, 2020 at 2:07 pm
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      Designated smoking areas did not work for tobacco, it’s not going to work for marijuana. It also causes huge debt for inmates, which in turn leads to violence which puts staff and inmates safety at risk.

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