March 15, 2019 – Kingston, Ontario – Correctional Service Canada
The lockdown put in place at Collins Bay Institution on March 8, 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.
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.