Lockdown at Joyceville Institution while staff search for contraband

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The Assessment Unit at Joyceville Institution is currently on lockdown, according to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, the lockdown was put in place to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search for the presence of contraband, CSC said in a press release on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019.

“The safety and security of the institutions is the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) primary concern. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so,” the press release reads. All visits have been suspended until the search is completed. Those with already scheduled visits are asked to contact the institution directly.

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