End of lockdown at Matsqui Institution

THE Correctional Service Canada (CSC) says that the lockdown put in place at Matsqui Institution on December 19 ended on December 24. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

The CSC says it is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. The CSC adds that it 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.