Ontario Expands Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre

The Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services announced on May 5 that work to expand the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre in New London is now underway. Work will include the addition of a new 112-bed, 25,000-square-foot regional intermittent care facility for males that will address capacity issues, reduce contraband and improve safety for both correctional staff and inmates, according to a statement by the ministry.

Ontario Prison to Open Using Direct Supervision

By Jessie Fetterling
The South West Detention Centre, Ontario’s latest maximum-security facility, will start receiving inmates in June. The facility particularly stands out for its variety of living scenarios depending on inmate behavior.

Canada’s Prison Numbers and Costs Are Rising

Ontario — Canada's prisons were a little fuller last year, with an almost 1 percent increase in the rate of adults serving time, according to the Toronto Sun.

Sustainable Justice Workshop: Turning Green Guide to Justice Principles into Practice

By Julia Hughes and Larry Hartman
The interactive Sustainable Justice (SJ) workshop at the upcoming Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) 2012 Fall Conference in Toronto will be held

Canadian Officials Address Inmate Population Growth

Inmate populations are increasing in Canada — hitting an all-time average high of 1,429 for the 2008-2009 year, an increase of 69 percent over the average remand count five years ago.

Patrick Turner

Industry veteran Patrick Turner has joined PHS Correctional Healthcare as Director of Business Development. He will be managing business efforts in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Utah, Oklahoma and Colorado.

Canada to Expand Prisons

Canada will invest $155.5 million in Canadian dollars to construct prisons in Ontario and Quebec, according to reports.

Wind Power

By Stephanie Thum
Dorchester Penitentiary, a 466-inmate, medium-security facility in New Brunswick, Canada, is home to the first large-scale wind turbine erected by the Correctional Service of Canada and the largest installation on Canadian government property.