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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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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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Two charged after trying to drop contraband at Collins Bay Institution

A man from Ottawa and a woman from Gatineau, Quebec have been charged following an incident at Collins Bay Institution on the night of Sunday, Jul. 26. According to Kingston Police, officers at Collins Bay observed a vehicle trespassing on the property at approximately 8:55 p.m. The male suspect exited

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Collins Bay inmate battling cancer hopes for early release

A federal inmate at Collins Bay Institution is struggling to obtain parole by exception as he battles terminal cancer in jail. 47 year-old Randy McGean is currently serving the final year of his 11.5-year sentence. McGean has stage four leukemia, nerve root arthritis up his spine, hernia pain, back pain,

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Suspect caught after attempted package drop at Collins Bay Institution

A Toronto man is facing charges after he was found trespassing at Collins Bay Institution a day after someone attempted to drop a package over the walls of the institution. On Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2020, a large police presence surrounded the institution after a male dressed in black was seen

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Two arrested, drone seized near Collins Bay Institution

Two individuals from Quebec have been arrested and charged after police intercepted a drone shipment of contraband at Collins Bay Institution, according to the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). At approximately 4 a.m. on Tuesday, Mar. 24, 2020, members of the OPP-led Joint Forces Penitentiary Squad, Kingston Police, and the Correctional

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Inmate sent to hospital after assault at Collins Bay Institution

An inmate at Collins Bay Institution has been taken to an outside hospital for treatment after an assault, according to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, the inmate in question was found to have been the victim of an assault in

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Collins Bay Institution farm officially opens

The long-awaited return of Kingston prison farms was celebrated at Collins Bay Institution this morning. Karen McCrimmon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, officially launched the Correction Service of Canada’s (CSC) farm employment program on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at Collins Bay Institution. The six

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West end farmer’s market continues growth

West Market Kingston, the city’s newest farmer’s market, is in the middle of its second year at the corner of Front Road and Days Road, and market manager Ruthie Cummings is beaming with excitement about the many new vendors that are joining the Saturday market. “We’re growing in size, we

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Collins Bay Institution on lockdown to allow for search

The medium security unit at Collins Bay Instituion is currently on lockdown to allow staff members to conduct an exceptional search. The lockdown was put in place at about 3:30 p.m. on May 29, 2019, according to Correctional Service Canda (CSC). “The search was ordered to ensure the safety and

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Lockdown ended, unauthorized items seized at Collins Bay Institution

The medium security unit of Collins Bay Institution is no longer on lock down, following the completion of an exceptional search at the facility. The lockdown was put in place on Friday, Mar. 8, 2019 in order for the search to take place. During the search, a number of unauthorized

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Lockdown in place at medium security unit of Collins Bay Institution

In order for staff to conduct an exceptional search, a lockdown has been put in at Collins Bay Institution. The lockdown began at approximately 7 a.m. on Friday, Mar. 8, 2019, at the medium security unit of the Institution, according to Correctional Services Canada (CSC). “The search was ordered to

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