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End of lockdown, search at Dorchester Penitentiary – medium-security unit

Dorchester Penitentiary
Dorchester Penitentiary

Visits to institution have resumed

DORCHESTER, N.B. – The lockdown put in place at Dorchester Penitentiary, a multi-level security federal institution, on Nov. 13, 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.

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