Seizure of unauthorized items at Dorchester Penitentiary – Minimum security unit

From: Correctional Service Canada

January 23, 2019 – Dorchester, New Brunswick – Correctional Service Canada

On January 12, 2019, at about 1:00 p.m., as a result of the vigilance of staff members, packages containing unauthorized items was seized in the minimum security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary.

The unauthorized items seized included 16 bales of tobacco and 20 packages of rolling paper. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $3,200.

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