Matsqui Institution on lockdown while Mountain lockdown lifted

Matsqui Institution on lockdown while Mountain lockdown lifted

Matsqui Institution. Image Credit/Wikimedia

Matsqui Institution. Image Credit/Wikimedia

Mission Matsqui Institution Lockdown

On June 16, 2017, at about 7:10 p.m., a lockdown was put in place at Matsqui Institution, a medium security federal institution, to allow staff to conduct a search of the institution following an inmate assault.

The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Visits have been suspended until the search is completed. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

In order to improve practices aimed at preventing this type of incident, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) will continue to review the circumstances surrounding this incident and take the appropriate measures.

End of Lockdown and search at Mountain Institution

The lockdown put in place at Mountain Institution on June 12, 2017, has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) 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.

Visits to the institution have resumed.