St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre in Brockville, Ont. Photo courtesy PCL Construction.
Ontario’s government recently announced details about new construction and upgrade projects to modernize adult correctional facilities across the province’s eastern region. The goal is to address issues of overcrowding and create new spaces for mental health services, staff training and inmate programs.
The modernization strategy takes into account recommendations made by the Independent Review of Ontario Corrections (IROC) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), among others, and will include:
“Modernizing outdated infrastructure and building new facilities will create a better and safer environment for our staff and address overcrowding in many of our institutions,” says Sylvia Jones, Ontario’s solicitor general.
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