Her Majesty’s Penitentiary On Lockdown

The Department of Justice says that Her Majesty's Penitentiary is on complete lockdown until further notice.

On Wednesday afternoon inmates were ordered to return to their cells. Visitations have also been cancelled.

The Department of Justice won't say what prompted the lockdown.

Her Majesty's Penitentiary is the primary facility for housing medium/maximum security male prisoners. All admissions from the Avalon Peninsula, high security male inmates, long term remands and those awaiting transfer to a federal penitentiary are housed at Her Majesty's Penitentiary.