Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

January 21, 2015 16:11 ET

End of Lockdown and Search at Edmonton Institution

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Jan. 21, 2015) - Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Edmonton Institution on January 19, 2015 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

  • Jean Collins
    Media Relations and Outreach Advisor
    Regional Headquarters, Prairies
    (306) 659-9215