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Seizure of unauthorized items at Dorchester Penitentiary

Dorchester Penitentiary
Dorchester Penitentiary

Total estimated institutional value of seizure is $3,000

DORCHESTER, N.B. – On Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, a package containing unauthorized items was seized at Dorchester Penitentiary, a multi-level security federal institution.

The unauthorized items seized included 20 bales of tobacco, along with rolling papers. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $3,000.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.

CSC has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions so that it may receive additional information about activities relating to security at CSC institutions. These activities may be related to drug use or trafficking that may threaten the safety and security of visitors, inmates and staff members working at CSC institutions.

The toll-free number, 18667803784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

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