Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

May 02, 2013 12:18 ET

Seizure of Unauthorized Substances at Cowansville Institution

COWANSVILLE, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - May 2, 2013) - On April 30, 2013, as a result of the vigilance of correctional staff at Cowansville Institution, a medium-security federal penitentiary, objects with suspicious content were recovered on the perimeter of the institution.

Upon inspection, a total of 276,9 grams of tobacco was concealed in the objects. The estimated institutional value of the seizure is $4,430.

The Correctional Service of Canada (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

  • Caroline Bouchard
    Assistant Warden, Management Services
    Cowansville Institution
    Correctional Service Canada
    450-263-3073 ext. 2102