‘Unauthorized items’ found during search at Mountain Institution

A six-day lockdown at the Agassiz prison is now over

A six-day lockdown at Mountain Institution is now over.

According to a release from Correctional Service Canada, the medium-security prison was put on lockdown on Monday, Sept. 3. The lockdown was lifted on Monday, Sept. 9.

RELATED: Agassiz’s Mountain Institution on lockdown

The lockdown was put in place to allow for an “exceptional search” at the institution. According to the release, a number of “unauthorized items” were found, although it didn’t not specify what those items were.

The prison has now resumed its normal operations, and visits are once again allowed.



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