STONY MOUNTAIN, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - July 19, 2012) - At approximately 1:00 p.m. on July 19, 2012, Stony Mountain Institution, a medium security federal penitentiary, was placed on lockdown in order to facilitate an exceptional search of the institution.
The search is being conducted to ensure the ongoing safety and security of the institution, its staff and the inmates. The safety and security of our institutions is the primary consideration of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). The institution will re-open as soon as searching is complete and it is determined safe to do so.
Visits will be suspended until the search has been completed.
CSC is committed to preventing contraband from entering its institutions. Our efforts contribute towards ensuring a safe and secure environment for staff and inmates. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.