Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

September 08, 2010 13:33 ET

Correctional Service of Canada: Contraband Seizure at Drumheller Institution

DRUMHELLER INSTITUTION, DRUMHELLER, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 8, 2010) - On September 6, 2010 Correctional Officers conducting a regular security patrol of Drumheller Institution found a large number of contraband items, which had been thrown over the fence, including cell phones, illegal drugs and tobacco. The institutional value of the seizure has been estimated between $80,000 and $100,000.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) has a number of tools available that are consistently used in our efforts to control the flow of drugs into our institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug dogs to search buildings, offenders, and visitors. 

As part of its Transformation Agenda, CSC is strengthening 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.

Drumheller Institution is a federal penitentiary located 140 km northeast of Calgary, currently accommodating 578 medium security and 68 minimum security inmates.

Contact Information

  • Dawn Bancroft
    Drumheller Institution
    Correctional Service Canada
    (403) 823-5101 ext. 2313
    or
    John Shannon
    Drumheller Institution
    Correctional Service Canada
    (403) 820-6136