End of lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution 

End of lockdown and search at Matsqui Institution 

News release

August 20, 2020– Abbotsford, British Columbia – Correctional Service Canada

The lockdown put in place at Matsqui Institution on August 13, 2020 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations.

Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is strengthening measures to prevent the entry of contraband into its institutions in order to ensure a safe and secure environment for everyone. CSC 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.



Kim MacPherson
Acting Assistant Warden Management Services
Matsqui Institution

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