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CSC seize over $200K in contraband at Collins Bay Institution

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has seized multiple packages containing contraband and unauthorized items intended to make their way inside Collins Bay Institution. According to CSC, the packages were seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay Institution “as the result of the vigilance of staff members” at approximately 11

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CSC seize packages containing contraband and drugs at Collins Bay Institution

Multiple packages have been seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay Institution, which contained tobacco, large amounts of drugs, as well as cell phone accessories. According to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), the packages containing contraband and unauthorized items were seized at approximately 11 p.m. on Wednesday, May 19,

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Contraband seized at Collins Bay Institution worth over $16,000

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has released information regarding a package containing contraband at Collins Bay Institution. According to CSC, the package was seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay Institution “as the result of the vigilance of staff members” at approximately 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2021.

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Contraband package seized on perimeter of Collins Bay Institution

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has seized a package of contraband intended to make its way inside Collins Bay Institution. According to CSC, the package was seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay Institution “as the result of the vigilance of staff members” at approximately 6:40 p.m. on Sunday,

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CSC seize over $70k in contraband at Collins Bay Institution

A package containing contraband was seized on the perimeter of Collins Bay institution at around 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. According to a release from Correctional Service of Canada (CSC), dated Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, the contraband seized included tobacco, drugs, and drug paraphernalia. CSC says the total

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Employee charged with theft from Collins Bay Penitentiary pharmacy

The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP)-led Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad, under direction of the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch, have charged a Kingston resident in connection with an alleged theft at the Collins Bay Institution in Kingston. OPP say that on Dec. 4, 2020 the Penitentiary Squad, in conjunction with the Correctional

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CSC to begin vaccinating high-risk inmates Friday

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 that it will begin vaccinating older, medically vulnerable federal inmates against COVID-19 this week. According to CSC, this is the first phase of their vaccine rollout, as recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI). CSC plans to

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Kingston Police arrest suspect in drug throw-over at Collins Bay Institution

A Toronto man has been arrested and charged after Kingston Police successfully intervened in his attempts to throw a package of contraband items over the walls of Collins Bay Institution. The incident took place on the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2020, when, at approximately 8:40 p.m., officers from the

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CSC releases COVID-19 update for the Ontario region

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has issued a release today, Friday, Dec. 18, 2020, with an update related to yesterdays news regarding multiple cases at the Joyceville and Collins Bay Institutions. CSC’s update shared the following numbers of active inmate cases in their Ontario institutions: 83 inmates at Joyceville Institution –

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COVID-19 cases on the rise in local correctional facilities

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has confirmed five cases of COVID-19 amongst inmates at Collins Bay Institution, part of a dramatic uptick in COVID-19 cases at local correctional facilities. CSC updated its COVID-19 testing and cases page on its website on the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. That

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OPP, Kingston Police, CSC investigating death of inmate

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has confirmed that on November 13, 2020, Qin Long Xue, an inmate at Collins Bay Institution, died while in custody. At the time of his death, Xue, 26 years old, had been serving a life sentence for second degree murder, since February 20, 2020. “CSC takes

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Multiple packages seized at perimeter of Collins Bay institution

Over the past three weeks multiple packages have been seized at the perimeter of Collins Bay institution, a multi-level security facility. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) cites “the vigilance of staff members” for the success in keeping these packages out of the general population. The contraband seized included tobacco,

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