Lockdown lifted at Medium Security Unit at Dorchester Penitentiary

Correctional Service Canada says the lockdown put in place on the medium security unit at Dorchester Penitentiary was lifted Monday.

In a press release, the prison service says the lockdown was put in place on May 1 in order for staff to complete an "exceptional search".

A number of unauthorized items were found during the exceptional search, but Correctional Servicer Canada did not provide any other details.

According to the press release, the institution has resumed its normal operations and visits to the institution have resumed.