Staff seize tobacco at Springhill prison

Published on June 3, 2014
The prison in Springhill is in its second lockdown in a month following the violent assault of an inmate on Monday night.

SPRINGHILL – Staff at Springhill Institution are being credited for seizing contraband, including tobacco, at the medium-security prison

The May 31 seizure was announced Tuesday, July 3.

The contraband seized included 11 bales of tobacco. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is $11,000.

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has set up a telephone tip line for all federal institutions to 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 introduced a complete smoking ban in all federal correctional institutions in 2008.