GRAVENHURST, ON- A lockdown is in place at the Beaver Creek Institution.

The prison put the lockdown in place around 1:00 p.m. today in order to enable staff to do an exceptional search.

“The search was ordered to ensure the safety and security of the institution, its staff and inmates,” read the announcement from the prison.

“Normal operations will resume as soon as it is considered safe to do so.”

Visits to the have been suspended until the search is done, and anyone who had planned a visit to the prison should contact the facility directly.