Drumheller In­sti­tu­tion un­der lock­down

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Kyle Smylie

On Thurs­day, June 23, 2016 at about 7:00 a.m., a lock­down was put in place in the medium se­cu­rity unit at Drumheller 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. As of Tues­day at press time the lock­down had not been lifted.

Mau­reen Quin­tal of the Drumh­ller In­sti­tu­tion said it was a sched­uled lock­down to al­low staff to search for con­tra­band.

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.

Check www.drumheller­mail.com for an up­date once the lock­down has been lifted.

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