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.

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.

Canada’s Omnibus Crime Bill Impacts Criminal Justice System

Anticrime legislation in Canada could result in a surge of inmates entering its prison facilities.

Trailer Possibly Used To Smuggle Drugs Into Prison

A horse trailer may have been used to smuggle a large quantity of drugs into a Maple Ridge prison.

New Brunswick Plans Two Prisons

New Brunswick is developing two new prisons designed for LEED certification that will deliver a total of 40 cells for a combined cost of $56 million.

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.

Closer to Home

By Morgan Jones
Canada creates a domestic maximum-security facility for female inmates.