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Lockdown ended at Collins Bay Institution medium security unit

Kingstonist file photo of Collins Bay Institution.

According to Correctional Service Canada (CSC), the lockdown at the medium security unit of Collins Bay Institution has ended.

The lockdown, which was put in place on Wednesday, Jul. 31, 2019 to allow for an exceptional search of the unity, ended on Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019, CSC said in a press release on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019.

Normal operations and visits have resumed at the institution.

In two separate incident at Collins Bay Institution unrelated to the lockdown, CSC staff intercepted two packages containing contraband items on Monday, Jul. 1, and Tuesday, Jul. 30 respectively.

The first package was found in the yard of the medium security unit, and included 529.7 grams of tobacco and 35.6 grams of marijuana. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $16,272.80, according to CSC.

The second package was intercepted in the minimum security unit of the Institution, and contained 268.1grams of tobacco, cell phones and accessories. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $16,434.40, CSC said in a press release on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019.

Police were notified of these incidents and the Institution is investigating, according to CSC.

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