Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

October 21, 2014 14:35 ET

End of Lockdown and Search at Edmonton Institution

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Oct. 21, 2014) - Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Edmonton Institution on October 13, 2014 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

A number of 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

  • Matthew James
    Assistant Warden Management Services
    Edmonton Institution
    Correctional Service of Canada