Matsqui Institution

Christmas Lockdown At Matsqui Institution

Matsqui/Abbotsford – This past Sunday night (December 22 @9:50PM) a lockdown was put in place at Matsqui Institution to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search. Visits have been suspended until the search is completed. Private family visits remain…


Meth Seizure At Matsqui Institution

Abbotsford (Correctional Service Canada) – On November 19, 2019, a package containing contraband was seized at Matsqui Institution, the medium security federal institution. The contraband seized included 26 grams of methamphetamines. The total estimated institutional value of this seizure is…


Recent Matsqui Lockdown – Lifted

Abbotsford – The lockdown put in place at Matsqui Institution on April 4 has ended and an exceptional search has been completed. The institution has resumed its normal operations. A number of unauthorized items were found during the exceptional search….


Lockdown After Assault At Matsqui Institution

Abbotsford – On Saturday afternoon (February 3 @ 3:35PM), two inmates were found to have been victims of an assault at Matsqui Institution. The injured inmates were immediately evaluated by staff members and transported to an outside hospital to receive…



Inmate Death At Matsqui Institution

Abbotsford – A 39 year old inmate at Matsqui Institution has died. Shawn Lindstrom died on Monday while in custody. Correctional Service Canada says Linbdstrom was  convicted of theft and serving time at the Abbotsford Federal prison. Lindstrom was serving…


Lockdown Continues At Matsqui Institution

Abbotsford – On Wednesday (July 26, 2017, at about 5:00 p.m) a lockdown was put in place at Matsqui Institution, the medium security federal institution, to enable staff members to conduct an exceptional search. The search was ordered to ensure…


Matsqui Institution Continues Lockdown – Missing Knife

Matsqui/Abbotsford -Inmates continue to be incarcerated in their cells at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford. This is Day 3 as guards search for sharp-edged weapons that could be made from a missing knife. Assistant Warden Gord Tanner said a kitchen worker noticed a…


Coroner Inquest Into Death At Matsqui Institution

Abbotsford – The BC Coroners Service has announced that a public inquest will be held into the death of Christopher Robert Roy. The inquest is scheduled to take place beginning July 18, 2016, at the Coroners Courtroom in Burnaby. Mr….


Inmate Dies At Pacific/Matsqui Institution

Abbotsford, BC (With Files from Abby News/Corrections Canada) -A 39 year old man serving a life sentence for a gang-related murder died on Boxing Day at Pacific Institution in Abbotsford. Gurwinder (Gogi) Mann was found unresponsive in the institution’s hospital,…