Seizure of contraband at Collins Bay Institution 17 October

From: Correctional Service Canada

On October 13, 2020, at about 9:30 pm, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing contraband were seized at Collins Bay Institution.

An individual, who was observed running away from the institution at the time of the incident, was detained and subsequently arrested by Kingston Police.

Some areas of the medium security unit were secured in order to conduct a search. The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.

The toll-free number, 1‑866‑780‑3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

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