UPDATE: End of Lockdown and search at Mountain Institution

Local medium security institution conducting exceptional search

  • Nov. 26, 2015 5:00 p.m.

A lock-down that was put in place at Mountain Institution last Monday at about 4 p.m. was lifted on Friday.

The status was in effect at the medium security federal institution 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, according to a press release from Correctional Service Canada.

Normal operations are resumed now that it is considered safe to do so.

Suspension of visits to the facility for male offenders has been lifted now that the search is completed.

The institution had a lock-down earlier this year that started on July 9 and ended a few days later.