Lockdown Over at Collins Bay

Normal visitation hours have resumed at Collins Bay Institution in both the medium and maximum security units.

The facility was placed in lockdown last week following a physical altercation in the max unit on April 20, and to carry out a search in the medium unit on April 18.

The Correctional Service of Canada says exceptional searches were carried out in both units which turned up a number of unauthorized items which were confiscated.

The CSC says they are actively working to strengthen measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for inmates, staff, and visitors.