Lockdown and search at Dorchester Penitentiary – Medium security unit

From: Correctional Service Canada

On December 05, 2019, at about 10 a.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium-security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.

The safety and security of the institution is the Correctional Service of Canada’s (CSC) primary concern. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.

CSC is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

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