Beaver Creek Prison under lockdown in Gravenhurst

Officials at Beaver Creek prison in Gravenhurst are keeping mum about what’s prompted a lockdown at the facility.

On September 27th, at about 8:40 p.m., the lockdown was put in place in the medium security unit at the prison to enable staff members to conduct an “exceptional search.”

Officials say the search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates. Normal operations will apparently 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) says it 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.