Seizure of unauthorized items at Dorchester Penitentiary 13 May

Correctional Service Canada

From April 26 to 28, 2022, as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing unauthorized items were seized in the medium security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary.

The unauthorized items seized included 176 nicotine patches. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $31,000.

The institution is investigating.

Correctional Service Canada (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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