Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

June 13, 2012 12:39 ET

Seizure of Unauthorized Substance at La Macaza Institution

LA MACAZA, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - June 13, 2012) - At approximately 11:20 a.m., on June 11, 2012, as a result of the vigilance of correctional staff at La Macaza Institution, a medium security federal penitentiary located in La Macaza, objects with suspicious content were recovered on the perimeter of the institution.

Upon inspection, a total of 300 grams of tobacco was concealed in the objects. The estimated institutional value of the contraband seized is $6,000.

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

  • Sophie Rochette
    Acting Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Correctional Service Canada
    La Macaza Institution
    819-275-2315, ext. 7034