Lockdown lifted

Last week's hold on visitors was discontinued Monday

  • Jan. 14, 2016 5:00 p.m.

A lockdown at Mountain Institution that had been put into place last Tuesday afternoon to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search was lifted on Monday.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) said in a press release that it is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone.

CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions, according to the release.

Visits have resumed and the medium security federal institution has resumed its normal operations.

The institution had a lock-down late last year that lasted from Nov. 23 to 27.