Lock down ends, contraband found

After a thorough investigation, several contraband items were found in Kent Institution.

  • May. 20, 2016 1:00 p.m.

Kent Institution.

After a thorough investigation, several contraband items were found in Kent Institution.

The investigation in the maximum security federal prison came after it was placed on lock down on May 6, at 2:30 p.m., in order to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.

The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates.

During the investigation, a number of authorized items were found, including tattoo paraphernalia and contraband. On Monday, the lockdown had ended.

In a press release earlier this week, Correctional Services of Canada (CSC) said its strengthening 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.

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