The lockdown at Millhaven Institution has ended, and the facility has resumed normal operations, according to a press release from Correctional Service Canada (CSC).
The lockdown was put in place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to allow staff to complete an exceptional search of the maximum security institution. During that search, a number of unauthorized items were found.
“During the search, there were a couple of homemade weapons found, along with some tattoo paraphernalia,” said Vicki Liscumb, acting Assistant Warden at Millhaven Insitution.
Visits to the Institution have resumed.
“CSC is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions,” CSC said in a press release on Monday, May 6, 2019.