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CSC seize large quantity of tobacco at Joyceville Institution

Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) officials say they have seized contraband at Joyceville Institution. On Tuesday, Apr. 6, 2021, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, contraband was seized at Joyceville Institution, a multilevel security facility, CSC said in a press release. The contraband seized was a large

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Iqaluit inmates transferred to Joyceville Institution after fire

Dozens of inmates who were displaced from a correctional centre in Iqaluit following a fire last week have been temporarily transferred to a Kingston-area correctional facility, confirms the Government of Nunavut. The fire, which occurred at the Baffin Correctional Centre on Thursday, Mar. 18, 2021, was discovered by staff at

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CSC reports COVID-19 case at Millhaven Institution

In its latest update on COVID-19 cases within its institutions, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced a case amongst inmates at Millhaven Institution in Bath, Ont. Updated on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021, CSC’s online COVID-19 inmate and case summary overview lists one inmate case of COVID-19 at the maximum

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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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Update on COVID-19 cases at local CSC institutions

Correctional Services Canada has updated their COVID-19 dashboard to reveal growing case numbers at local prisons. According to CSC, there are currently 89 active cases among inmates at Joyceville Institution and six at Collins Bay Institution. They are also reporting three active cases at Warkworth Institution in Brighton, Ontario. 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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Major COVID-19 outbreak at Joyceville Institution

Eighty inmates and four staff members at Joyceville Institution have tested positive for COVID-19, Kingstonist learned on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. According to multiple anonymous sources with inside knowledge of Joyceville Institution, 301 inmates were tested for COVID-19, and as of Thursday morning, 77 of those tests had come back

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Public Health, Corrections working closely to avoid prison outbreak

Kingston’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Kieran Moore, said that he is not concerned about spread of COVID-19 at local corrections facilities, following news that an employee of Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has tested positive for the disease. “From my communication, this person had not had any contact with

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Lockdown ended at Joyceville Institution after workplace health and safety issue resolved

Joyceville Institution has resumed normal operations after the lockdown put in place last week has ended, according to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). The lockdown was put in place on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 due to a “workplace health and safety issue,” which was not explained further, other than

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Lockdown at Joyceville Institution due to ‘workplace health and safety issue’

A lockdown has been put in place at Joyceville Institution, a medium-security correctional facility just east of Kingston on Highway 15. According to the Correctional Service of Canada, the lockdown was put in place on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 “to resolve a workplace health and safety issue.” “I can say

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CSC seizes package of THC concentrate at Joyceville Institution

Less than two weeks after 14 grams of cannabis concentrate was seized at Joyceville Institution, a similar but larger seizure has been made at the correctional facility. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) announced today that Correctional Officers, with the help of drug detector dogs, seized a package containing contraband while processing

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