Stony Mountain staff seize $800,000 in contraband from maximum security exercise yard

Corrections staff at Manitoba’s Stony Mountain Institution seized about $800,000 in contraband on Saturday morning, including cell phones, tobacco, and concentrated cannabis products.

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Correctional Service Canada (CSC) said in a release Wednesday that Stony Mountain staff found two packages in the exercise yard of the prison’s maximum security unit.

The institution continues to investigate and police have been notified.

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People living near Stony Mountain Institution question protocol after 2 inmates escape

People living near Stony Mountain Institution question protocol after 2 inmates escape

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