The lockdown put in place at the medium-security unit at Collins Bay Institution on October 30, 2019 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.
A number of contraband and unauthorized items were found during the exceptional search.
The 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.