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Inmates at Millhaven Institution end hunger strike over living conditions

A five-day hunger strike by prisoners at Millhaven Institution came to an end on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020, according to Correctional Services Canada (CSC). Inmates in the 29-person 2L range of the prison reportedly started their strike on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020 in protest of their living conditions. “Management at

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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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Drone, over 400 grams of marijuana seized at Collins Bay Institution

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is reporting a large seizure of contraband items that were located on the property of Collins Bay Institution. According to CSC, staff members at the institution seized a drone with the package at approximately 9:45 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. The seized contraband items included

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KFPL celebrates World Refugee Day with author Maryam Rafiee

In honour of World Refugee Day (June 20), the Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) is hosting Author Maryam Rafiee on Saturday, Jun. 22, 2019. Rafiee has written about her experiences attempting to communicate with her father during his imprisonment in Iran. Her book, Dear Baba, shares Rafiee’s letters she was

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Millhaven Institution on lockdown

Millhaven Institution is currently on lockdown as staff members conduct an exception search of the maximum security federal institution. The lockdown was put in place at approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff, and

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Contraband seizure at Collins Bay Institution results in lockdown

The medium-security unit at Collins Bay Institution is currently on lockdown after a package containing contraband and unauthorized items was seized. The seizure took place at approximately 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, and was the “result of the vigilance of staff members,” according to a press release from

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Lockdown and search at Millhaven Institution ended

Numerous unauthorized items were found as a result of the lockdown and exceptional search at Millhaven Institution, which has now ended, according to Correctional Service Canada (CSC). The lockdown was put in place on Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 in order to carry out the exceptional search. The search was ordered

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Lockdown at Millhaven Institution

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).

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