LAVAL, QUÉBEC--(Marketwired - July 18, 2014) - Correctional Service Canada

On July 14th, 2014 at 10:45 AM, correctional officers at Donnacona Institution, a maximum security federal institution, intercepted an inmate who was attempting to bring unauthorized items into the institution.

This seizure is the result of the combined efforts of correctional officers. The contraband seized includes 191.5 grams of tobacco. The total institutional value of this seizure is estimated at $5,200.

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, 1-866-780-3784, helps ensure that the information shared is protected and that callers remain anonymous.

CSC is heightening measures to prevent contraband from entering its institutions in order to help ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

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

Contact Information:

Moema Mendonca
Chief, Finance
Donnacona Institution
418.284.2455 ext. 2150