Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

March 07, 2011 16:29 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Contraband Seizure From Visitor at Stony Mountain Institution

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - On March 4, 2011, staff seized several packages of contraband from a visitor who attended Stony Mountain Institution. This seizure was the result of combined efforts of Correctional Officers, the Detector Dog Team, and Security Intelligence Officers. The contraband seized included tobacco, smoking paraphernalia and marijuana. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at approximately $3,500. The visitor was arrested by the Stonewall detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and is facing criminal charges. Child and Family Services were also involved due to the presence of young children.

CSC has a number of tools available that are consistently used in our efforts to control the flow of drugs into our institutions. These include such things as searches of offenders, visitors, ion scanners, drug dogs and searches of buildings and cells.

As part of its Transformation Agenda, CSC has strengthened measures to prevent contraband from entering institutions, in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone, and promote a rehabilitative environment for inmates. CSC also works in partnership with the police to prosecute inmates and others who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions. 

Stony Mountain Institution wishes to remind citizens that there is a confidential Security Intelligence Tip Line at (204) 344-6000, for reporting concerns regarding institutional drug trafficking.

Stony Mountain Institution is a federal institution for medium security inmates located 11 kilometers north of Winnipeg. There are currently 607 inmates in total at the facility.

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  • Correctional Service of Canada
    Guy Langlois
    Media Spokesperson