Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

November 12, 2017 18:47 ET

End of Lockdown and Search at Cowansville Institution

COWANSVILLE, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - Nov. 12, 2017) - Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Cowansville Institution on November 10, 2017 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

Various unauthorized items were found during the exceptional search.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.

Visits to the institution have resumed.

Contact Information

  • Line Dumais
    Regional Manager, Communications
    Correctional Service Canada, Quebec Region