Joyceville Locked Down

The Assessment Unit of Joyceville Institution is locked down.

The lockdown was put in place over the noon hour Wednesday to allow staff members to conduct an exceptional search, though it's not clear what triggered the search.

Visits are suspended until the search is complete.

The Correctional Service of Canada did stress that it is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions. It also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.