WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Nov. 12, 2015) - On November 12, 2015, at about 7:00 a.m., a lockdown was put in place in the medium and maximum security units at Stony Mountain Institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search.

The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.

Visits have been suspended until the search is completed.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is committed to preventing the entry of contraband into its institutions. CSC also works in partnership with the police to take action against those who attempt to introduce contraband into correctional institutions.

Contact Information:

Guy Langlois
Assistant Warden, Management Services
Stony Mountain Institution
Correctional Service Canada
(204) 344-5111 ext 5120