The lockdown has been lifted and life is returning to normal inside the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility in Dartmouth, the Justice Department said yesterday.


Spokeswoman Carla Grant added the inmates who took part in last Wednesday’s fire-fuelled riot at the province’s biggest prison are being disciplined “for various periods of time depending on their involvement.”


Justice Minister Cecil Clarke told the media last week that the disturbance was started by a prisoner who lost it during a search for missing keys. Grant said the set of keys has now been recovered, but it wasn’t before 59 prisoners in the north unit refused to return to their cells and started setting blazes and smashing windows.


Halifax Regional Police didn’t have any update on their investigation yesterday, although they were expected to lay charges.