Joyceville Institution In Lockdown

A lockdown is in place at Joyceville Institution.

Assistant Warden Lorrie Oddie says the extra precautions were implemented in the assessment unit on September 13, so staff members could conduct an exceptional search.
Oddie says the search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates.
No specific reason for the action was given for the search but a release from the Correctional Service of Canada says it's committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions.

Regularly scheduled visits may be affected and normal operations will resume when it is considered safe to do so.