End of lockdown and search at Beaver Creek Institution

From: Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Beaver Creek Institution on October 3, 2019, has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

A number of unauthorized items and contraband were found during the exceptional search that included marijuana, vape pens, pharmaceuticals, needles, tattoo paraphernalia, cell phones and accessories and handmade weapons.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.

Visits to the institution have resumed.

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