Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

August 01, 2012 16:23 ET

Seizure of Unauthorized Substance at Donnacona Institution

DONNACONA, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Aug. 1, 2012) - At approximately 8:35 a.m. on July 26, 2012, correctional officers intercepted an inmate who was attempting to introduce unauthorized substances into Donnacona Institution, a maximum security federal penitentiary located in Donnacona.

Upon inspection, a total of 292 grams of tobacco was seized. The estimated institutional value of the seizure is $5,200.

CSC imposed a total smoking ban in all federal correctional facilities through a phased-approach on May 5, 2008.

CSC is strengthening measures to prevent unauthorized substance from entering institutions, in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone.

Contact Information

  • Serge Abergel
    Regional Communication Manager
    Correctional Service Canada