Correctional Service Canada

Correctional Service Canada

May 05, 2014 16:10 ET

Seizure of Unauthorized Items at Archambault Institution

SAINTE-ANNE-DES-PLAINES, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 5, 2014) - Correctional Service Canada

On April 30, 2014, correctional officers at the medium-security unit of Archambault Institution intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring unauthorized items into the institution.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers and security intelligence officers. The seized items includes 217.5 grams of tobacco. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $5,220.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) uses a number of tools to prevent drugs from entering its institutions. These tools include ion scanners and drug-detector dogs to search buildings, personal property, inmates and visitors.

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.

The toll-free number, 1-866-780-3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.

Contact Information

  • Jonathan Huet
    Assistant Warden, Management services
    Archambault institution
    450-478-5960 ext: 8120