Lockdown and Search at Millhaven Institution

A lockdown has been put in place at Millhaven Institution.

The order was given on Wednesday afternoon, so staff could conduct an exceptional search.

Regularly scheduled visits may be affected, so if you do have a visit planned, you are being asked to contact the maximum security institution directly.

Normal operations will resume as soon as it's considered safe to do so.

The Correctional Service of Canada re-iterated in a news release that it is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions.

CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.