Lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution 

End of lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution 

News release

October 16, 2018 – Abbotsford, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Matsqui Institution on October 10, 2018 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to have contraband brought into correctional institutions.

Visits to the institution have resumed.



Heather Kelly
A/Assistant Warden Management Services
Matsqui Institution

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