At about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, a lockdown was put in place at Millhaven Institution, located just outside of Kingston in Bath, Ont.
The maximum-security federal institution has been placed on lockdown to conduct an “exceptional search,” according to a press release from Correctional Service Canada (CSC).
“The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff members and inmates,” the press release said.
Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so, CSC said, and all visits have been suspended until the search is complete.
More information will be provided as it becomes available.