Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

June 20, 2012 10:06 ET

Seizure of Unauthorized Substance at La Macaza Institution

LA MACAZA, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - June 20, 2012) - At approximately 9:00 a.m. on June 18, 2012, correctional officers intercepted an inmate who was attempting to introduce unauthorized substances into La Macaza Institution, a medium security federal penitentiary located in La Macaza.

Upon inspection, a total of 140 grams of tobacco was seized. The estimated institutional value of the seizure is $2,800.

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