End of lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution
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November 16, 2020 – Abbotsford, British Columbia– Correctional Service Canada
The lockdown put in place at Matsqui Institution ended on November 10, 2020 and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.
A number of unauthorized items and contraband were found during the exceptional search.
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.
Please refer to our webpage on visiting status for updates on visits to the institution.