November 17, 2020 – Kitchener, ON – Correctional Service Canada

On November 16, 2020, at about 8 p.m., a lockdown was put in place at Grand Valley Institution, a multi-level security federal institution, to enable staff members to perform an exceptional search of the medium security compound. 

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. 

Regularly scheduled visits may be affected. Visitors who have already planned a visit are asked to contact the Institution directly.

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.

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