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witchlinblue
11-13-2005, 03:52 AM
British Columbia Jails and Correctional Faculities

Adult Custody Contact Information
Provincial Director, Adult Custody
7th floor, 1001 Douglas Street
Victoria, British Columbia
Phone: (250) 387-5098 Fax: (250) 952-6883
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 9278 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria British Columbia V8W 9J7

Alouette Correctional Centre for Women

24800 Alouette Road
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Phone: (604) 476-2660
Fax: (604) 476-2656; Fax: 476-2665 (Records)
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1000
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 7G4

Ford Mountain Correctional Centre

57657 Chilliwack Lake Road
Chilliwack, British Columbia V4Z 1A7
Phone: (604) 824-5350 Visits: (604) 824-5350
Fax: (604) 824-5370
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1500
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 7G3

Fraser Regional Correctional Centre

13777 256th Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 0L7
Phone: (604) 462-9313 Visits: (604) 462-8865
Fax: (604) 462-5186
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1500
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 7G3

Fraser Sentence Management Unit

13777 256th Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 0L7
Phone: (604) 462-5156 Fax: (604) 462-5187
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1500
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 7G3

Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre

2250 W. Trans Canada Highway
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5M9
Phone: (250) 571-2200 Fax: (250) 571-2205
Fax: (250) 374-9237
Mailing Address:
PO Box 820
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5M9

Nanaimo Correctional Centre

3945 Biggs Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5N3
Phone: (250) 756-3300 Visits: (250) 953-4433 (Visits are only scheduled on weekends.)
Fax: (250) 758-1964
Fax Admin: (250) 729-7724
Fax Nurse: (250) 756-3322
Fax Records: (250) 756-3340
Fax Payroll: (250) 756-3336
Mailing Address:
Bag 4000
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5N3

North Fraser Pretrial Centre

1451 Kingsway Avenue
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia V3C 1S2
Phone: (604) 468-3500 Visits: (604) 468-3566
Fax: (604) 468-3556

Prince George Regional Correctional Centre

795 Highway 16 East
Prince George, British Columbia, V2L 5J9
Phone: (250) 960-3001 Visits: (250) 960-3001
Fax: (250) 960-3021 (Admin) Fax: (250) 960-3015 (Records)
Mailing Address:
PO Box 4300
Prince George, British Columbia V2L 5J9

Surrey Pretrial Services Centre

14323 - 57th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia V3X 1B1
Phone: (604) 599-4110 Visits: (604) 572-2103
Fax: (604) 572-2101 Fax Records: (604) 572-2182
Fax HCC: (604) 572-2161

Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre

4216 Wilkinson Road
Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 5B2
Phone: (250) 953-4400 Visits: (250) 953-4433
Fax: (250) 953-4453 (MGMT) Fax: (250) 953-4417 (Records)
Fax: (250) 953-4490 (Health Care)
Mailing Address:
PO Box 9224 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9J1

Vancouver Jail

275 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 3W3
Phone: (604) 775-3800
Fax: (604) 775-3804

witchlinblue
11-14-2005, 03:18 PM
Prince George Youth Custody Center (PGYCC)

Prince George Youth Custody Center (PGYCC) is a co-ed facility, which opened in 1989. PGYCC's current capacity is 36 consisting of 12 Secure Custody and 24 Open Custody beds. Twelve of the Open Custody beds are located at Bowron House. Bowron is available for those residents willing to demonstrate a suitable level of personal responsibility and to engage in supervised community service. All youths admitted to the Center are between 12 and 18 years of age. Prince George is one of three secure custody centers in B.C. It is responsible for the custody arrangements for Northern B.C. and the Interior region.

More information: http://members.pgonline.com/~pgycc/

witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:43 AM
British Columbia Sentence Management Process

Calculation of sentence
When an offender is sentenced to custody, the correctional centre records officer provides the following information:

* How much remission can be earned on the sentence;
* When release may occur if the maximum remission is earned; and
* Parole eligibility date.

Classification and sentence planning
During the classification process, the classification officer interviews the inmate and prepares a risk/needs assessment. Supported by available information, the officer prepares a sentence management plan with the inmate, taking into consideration:

* Correctional history;
* Criminal history;
* Family concerns;
* Education and work record; and
* Individual needs identified in the risk/needs assessment.

In addition to placing the inmate into a designated facility, the plan outlines:

* Training and work opportunities that might be suitable;
* Areas where counselling should be provided;
* Support that may be required for release planning; and
* Dates when actions or reviews are to be initiated.

The sentence plan is used by corrections staff to work with the inmate. Inmates are encouraged to take advantage of opportunities that might include:

* Participating in programs; or
* Applying for conditional release, including parole.

As circumstances change, the sentence plan may be reviewed and altered at any time by a classification officer or case management co-ordinator.

Conditional release (parole) application
After serving one-third of a sentence, an inmate is eligible to apply for parole. Upon receipt of the inmate's application, the parole co-ordinator gathers documents and reports, which are formally presented during a hearing of the British Columbia Board of Parole at the correctional centre. Inmates are encouraged to apply before the parole eligibility date, so the formal hearing can occur close to that date.

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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:44 AM
British Columbia Core Programs Overview

Once B.C. Corrections staff have assessed the risk and needs of offenders, they determine what level of supervision or placement in custody is required for community protection. Information from assessments is also used to assign offenders to rehabilitative core programs and other treatment in correctional centres.

Core programs are based on research of treatment initiatives across North America. These programs help offenders understand how they can change their behaviour. They are designed to promote long-term changes in thinking, skills and lifestyles that are known to contribute to criminal behaviour. Some offenders may need intensive professional treatment during and after their involvement with B.C. Corrections. Core programs prepare such individuals for additional treatment by focusing on personal experience and accountability.

Core programs in use

Substance Abuse Management Program

Number of sessions: 18 - two program modules (each has nine sessions)
Duration: Approximately 27 hours
Group size: 6 to 12 participants

Program purpose: To teach participants ways of reducing the harm of alcohol and drug use on themselves by changing thinking and behaviour about alcohol and drug abuse.

Violence Prevention Program
Number of sessions: 10
Duration: Approximately 21 hours
Group size: 6 to 12 participants

Program purpose: To teach participants anger management skills and non-violent alternatives in their beliefs, attitudes and habits.

Respectful Relationships Program

Number of sessions: 10
Duration: Approximately 25 hours
Group size: 6 to 12 participants

Program purpose: To provide a pre-treatment programming for men who assault their partners. The program makes offenders aware of:

* Values and beliefs that result in abusive behaviour;
* How abusive behaviour affects women and children; and
* Non-violent skills that foster respectful relationships.

Core programs in development
B.C. Corrections is also developing the following core programs:

* Relapse prevention for sex offenders;
* Educational upgrading;
* Living skills; and
* Cognitive skills.

More information about core programs
Facilitated within groups, core programs have been shown to decrease recidivism (a relapse into crime) over the long run. For more information about core programs, obtain the Corrections Branch brochure "Directing Change: Core Programs in Corrections" by writing to:

Corrections Branch
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
PO Box 9278 STN PROV GOVT
Victoria BC V8W 9J7

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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:46 AM
British Columbia Exchange of Services Agreements

Federal/provincial
The Province of British Columbia has an agreement with the Government of Canada that allows inmates serving federal sentences to transfer to a provincial correctional centre. Application for transfer is made by the federal inmate at the beginning of the sentence while the inmate is still in a provincial correctional centre, or after the inmate has arrived at a penitentiary. The agreement also allows the transfer of provincial inmates to a penitentiary, although these transfers are less frequently requested.

Canada/U.S.A.
The Government of Canada has a treaty with the United States (and other countries) that allows the transfer of inmates between the countries. Legislation by both governments assists the implementation of this treaty. A citizen of the United States who is sentenced to more than six months in prison in Canada can apply for transfer to serve the sentence in a prison in the United States. Similarly, Canadian citizens incarcerated in the United States may apply through the U.S. Department of Justice to serve their sentence in a Canadian prison.

Inter-provincial
British Columbia has established inter-provincial exchange of service agreements with Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Yukon and Northwest Territories, making it possible for an inmate to transfer to the province or territory of their residence. Arrangements are made with other provinces on a case-by-case basis.

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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:47 AM
B.C. Pretrial and Regional Correctional Centres

Pretrial and regional correctional centres have high levels of physical and technological security that ensure inmate control and separation, and community protection. While security is maintained, inmates are incarcerated as humanely as possible.

Pretrial and regional correctional centres incarcerate inmates who have been remanded in custody pending trial or sentence, as well as sentenced offenders who are assessed at low, medium and high risk.

There are four regional correctional centres for male sentenced offenders:

* Fraser Regional Correctional Centre in Maple Ridge
* Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre;
* Prince George Regional Correctional Centre;
* Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre in Saanich.

Three centres are specifically for remanded individuals:

* North Fraser Pretrial Centre in Port Coquitlam;
* Surrey Pretrial Services Centre; and
* Vancouver Jail, which also operates as a pre-remand facility for the Vancouver Police Department.

Within regional correctional centres, programs and activities are provided in work, recreation, education, life skills and personal development to enable inmates of all levels of risk to make positive use of their incarceration. Inmates are incarcerated until their sentences expire or are released on parole.

Classification Criteria
The following criteria determine a high-risk classification:

1. The inmate is considered dangerous to the community as a result of:
* A number of convictions for violent and destructive behaviour;
* Professional opinions that the inmate is violent and unpredictable; and/or
* Violent, aggressive behaviour that poses a threat to other inmates or institutional staff.

2. The inmate is likely to escape. This is a particular consideration when:
* Escapes have been attempted;
* Offences have been committed while on escape; and/or
* The inmate's attitude and behaviour have not improved since recapture.

3. The inmate has presented a serious management problem by:
* Disrupting other inmates;
* Violating rules and regulations;
* Not meeting standards of the compulsory work program and/or
* Displaying personal characteristics that require close supervision.

4. Information available about the inmate:
* Is insufficient to determine the level of security required, due to the inmate's evasiveness during the classification interview;
* Is contradictory and inconclusive; and/or
* Shows need for more checks on the inmate's background.

5. A medical or psychological assessment is required. This is a particular consideration when the:
* Court has recommended forensic treatment;
* Inmate has an unstable background;
* Inmate has social or intellectual limitations that may cause problems in placement;
* Health problems of the inmate require hospital care; and/or
* Inmate was under psychiatric or psychological treatment before being sentenced.

6. The inmate needs to be available for legal counsel or has pending legal concerns. Examples include:
* Additional criminal charges;
* Immigration hearing;
* Upcoming trial;
* Ongoing investigation;
* Order for deportation; and/or
* Appeal of sentence or conviction.

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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:50 AM
Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (FRCC)

13777 256th Street
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 0L7
Phone: (604) 462-9313 Visits: (604) 462-8865
Fax: (604) 462-5186
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1500
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 7G3

Capacity
Maximum capacity: 422 men

DescriptionFraser Regional Correctional Centre. Click for larger image.
Fraser Regional Correctional Centre is the main sentenced facility serving the Lower Mainland. The centre opened in 1990 and comprises living units that each house 18 to 28 inmates. The facility also features two living units for problematic inmates who require a higher level of supervision because of psychological, physiological or management problems.

The observation/segregation/medical observation unit contains 13 cells that are used for temporary lock-up, observation for health and security reasons, segregation and other purposes.

Core programs

* Substance Abuse Management
* Violence Prevention
* Respectful Relationships

Other programs

* Breaking Barriers Program (cognitive skills)
* Alcoholics/ Narcotics Anonymous
* Drug and alcohol referral counsellor
* Spirit of Freedom
* Relapse prevention, release planning and resources
* Native Brotherhood

Education

* Adult basic education up to GED (by correspondence)

Inmate work and skills development

* Cleaning and maintenance
* Inmate food preparation
* Laundry
* Plastic and cardboard recycling
* Metal fabrication
* Carpentry
* Gardening and grounds maintenance
* Packaging workshop
* Fishery
* Mission Tree Farm

Recreation

* Gymnasium with weight room, and outside courtyards
* Library services
* Common rooms for table tennis, pool, board games, cards and TV

Religious and spiritual programs
Chaplains provide weekly services, ecumenical and interfaith liaison, and individual counselling.

Inmate health
Inmates have access to the following health care professionals:

* Nurses
* Doctor
* Dentist
* Psychologist
* Psychiatrist

Community involvement

* FRCC Community Advisory Board
* John Howard Society
* Salvation Army
* Native prison liaison worker


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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:51 AM
Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre (KRCC)

2250 W. Trans Canada Highway
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5M9
Phone: (250) 571-2200 Fax: (250) 571-2205
Fax: (250) 374-9237
Mailing Address:
PO Box 820
Kamloops, British Columbia V2C 5M9

Capacity
Maximum capacity: 223 men

DescriptionKamloops Regional Correctional Centre. Click for larger picture.
Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre is a remand and sentenced facility for adults in the interior region of B.C. The centre opened in 1989. In addition to nine living units, there are cells for segregation and medical observation purposes.

Core programs

* Substance Abuse Management
* Violence Prevention
* Family Violence Prevention
* Respectful Relationships

Other programs

* Breaking Barriers Program (cognitive skills)
* Alcoholics/ Narcotics Anonymous
* Drug and Alcohol Liaison
* Release planning
* Native Brotherhood

Education

* Adult basic education up to GED and basic literacy

Inmate work and skills development

* Cleaning and maintenance
* Metal shop
* Woodworking
* Laundry
* Inmate food preparation
* Community service and contracted community work
Firewood
* Metal work
* Greenhouse
* Grounds maintenance
* Highway cleanup
* Silviculture

Recreation

* Gymnasium with weight room, and outside playfields/ courtyards
* Common rooms for board games, cards and TV
* Library services

Religious and spiritual programs
The chaplain provides weekly services, ecumenical and interfaith liaison, bible study classes and individual counselling. The chaplain brings volunteers to the centre and helps organize special events. Native elders provide aboriginal spirituality and cultural awareness. A sweat lodge is located on the grounds.

Inmate health
Inmates have access to the following health care professionals:

* Nurses
* Doctor
* Dentist
* Psychologist
* Psychiatrist
* Psychological nurse
* Forensic liaison

Community involvement

* KRCC Community Advisory Board
* John Howard Society
* Salvation Army
* Alcoholics Anonymous
* M2/W2
* Native prison liaison



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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:53 AM
Prince George Regional Correctional Centre (PGRCC)

795 Highway 16 East
Prince George, British Columbia, V2L 5J9
Phone: (250) 960-3001 Visits: (250) 960-3001
Fax: (250) 960-3021 (Admin) Fax: (250) 960-3015 (Records)
Mailing Address:
PO Box 4300
Prince George, British Columbia V2L 5J9

Capacity
Maximum capacity: 206 men/26 women

DescriptionPrince George Regional Correctional Centre. Click for larger image.
Prince George Regional Correctional Centre is a remand and sentenced facility for adults in the northern region of B.C. The centre opened in 1996 and houses male and female inmates. A variety of internal and external work programs are available for inmates of all risk levels.

Core programs

* Substance Abuse Management
* Violence Prevention
* Respectful Relationships
* Other programs
* Breaking Barriers Program (cognitive skills)
* Alcoholics/ Narcotics Anonymous
* Drug and Alcohol Liaison
* Release planning
* Native Brotherhood

Education

* Adult basic education up to GED by correspondence
* Food Safe
* Forestry oriented vocational training
* Forestry practical experience

Inmate work and skills development

* Cleaning and maintenance
* Carpentry shop
* Farm operations
* Laundry
* Tailor shop
* Carpentry shop
* Kitchen food services
* Community work service
* Forestry projects

Recreation

* Gymnasium with weight room, and outside exercise yard
* Common rooms for board games, cards and TV
* Library services
* Crafts/hobbies

Religious and spiritual programs
Chaplains provide weekly services, ecumenical and interfaith liaison, bible study classes and individual counselling. Native elders provide aboriginal spirituality and cultural awareness. A sweat lodge is also located on the grounds.

Inmate health
Inmates have access to the following health care professionals:

* Nurses
* Doctor
* Dentist
* Psychologist
* Psychiatrist
* Psychiatric nurse

Community involvement

* John Howard Society
* Salvation Army
* Alcoholics Anonymous
* Ministry of Human Resources
* Elizabeth Fry Society
* Ministry of Forests
* Aids Prince George
* Civic Pride
* P.G. Activators Society
* Advocacy for Women & Children (AWAC)



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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:54 AM
Surrey Pretrial Services Centre (SPSC)

14323 - 57th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia V3X 1B1
Phone: (604) 599-4110 Visits: (604) 572-2103
Fax: (604) 572-2101 Fax Records: (604) 572-2182
Fax HCC: (604) 572-2161

Capacity
Maximum capacity: 134 men / 65 women

DescriptionSurrey Pretrial Services Centre. Click for larger image.
Surrey Pretrial Services Centre is a remand facility for adults from Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley courts. The facility opened in 1991 and was redeveloped in 2004 to create a separate 65-bed remand facility for women in the centre. The centre is adjacent and connected by secure underground passages to the Surrey police station and courthouse.

Core programs

* Violence Prevention
* Other programs
* Breaking Barriers Program (cognitive skills)
* Alcoholics/ Narcotics Anonymous
* Drug and Alcohol Liaison
* Shop programs
* Native Brotherhood

Inmate work and skills development

* Cleaning and maintenance
* Barber
* File worker
* Laundry
* Painters

Recreation

* Gymnasium with weight room, and outside courtyards
* Common rooms for board games, cards and TV
* Library services

Religious and spiritual programs
Chaplains provide weekly services, ecumenical and interfaith liaison and individual counselling. Aboriginal ceremonies and practices are handled through a contracted native liaison worker.

Inmate health
Inmates have access to the following health care professionals:

* Nurses
* Doctor
* Dentist
* Psychologist
* Psychiatrist
* Psychiatric nurse

Community involvement

* SPSC Community Advisory Board
* John Howard Society
* Salvation Army
* Legal Services Society



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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:56 AM
Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre (VIRCC)

4216 Wilkinson Road
Victoria, British Columbia V8Z 5B2
Phone: (250) 953-4400 Visits: (250) 953-4433
Fax: (250) 953-4453 (MGMT) Fax: (250) 953-4417 (Records)
Fax: (250) 953-4490 (Health Care)
Mailing Address:
PO Box 9224 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 9J1

Capacity
Maximum capacity: 294 men

DescriptionVancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre. Click for larger image.
Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre is a remand and sentenced facility for inmates of all levels of risk. The facility was opened in 1913 and completely rebuilt in the mid-1980s. Significant renovations were made during the 1990s. The heritage facade and internal courtyard design are unique features among provincial facilities in B.C.

Core programs

* Substance Abuse Management
* Violence Prevention
* Respectful Relationships

Other programs

* Breaking Barriers Program (cognitive skills)
* Alcoholics/ Narcotics Anonymous
* Life skills
* Childhood trauma counselling
* Native Brotherhood
* Alpha Program
* Specialized programming for mentally disordered offenders
* Specialized Drug and Alcohol Programming
* Release planning
* Closed circuit televised information/ video channels
* Buddhist meditation

Education

* Adult basic education up to GED
* English second language program (ESL)
* Basic computer skills

Inmate work and skills development

* Janitorial services
* Food services
* Laundry services
* Building maintenance including flooring and painting crews
* Admission/ discharge workers

Recreation

* Two gymnasiums
* Some hobby items permitted in the living units
* Three exterior yards
* Board games in several commons areas
* Two weight training areas
* Library services
* Daily newspapers and some magazines are available
* Television

Religious and spiritual programs
Chaplains provide weekly services, ecumenical and interfaith liaison and individual counselling. Native elders provide aboriginal spirituality and cultural awareness and a sweat lodge is located on the grounds.

Inmate health
Inmates have access to the following health care professionals:

* Nurses
* Doctor
* Dentist
* Psychologist
* Psychiatrist
* Specialized counselling

Community involvement

* VIRCC Community Advisory Board
* Victoria Native Friendship Centre
* John Howard Society
* Alcoholics Anonymous
* Salvation Army
* The Mayor's appointed advisor
* The Saanich Police Chief's appointed advisor
* Camosun College
* University of Victoria



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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:57 AM
Vancouver Jail (located at Vancouver Provincial Court)

275 East Cordova Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A 3W3
Phone: (604) 775-3800
Fax: (604) 775-3804

Capacity
Maximum capacity: 63 men/women

Description
Vancouver Jail opened in 1999, and is jointly funded and operated by the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General and the Vancouver Police Department. The jail has medical, segregation, and special handling cells.

While used for pre-remand inmates from the Vancouver Police Department and remanded or sentenced male inmates from Vancouver Provincial and Supreme Courts, inmates are not held at Vancouver Jail longer than 96 hours. The jail is also used for intermittent sentenced populations of male and female offenders from the Lower Mainland.

Religious and spiritual programs

* Native court worker

Inmate health
Inmates have access to the following health care professionals:

* 24-hour nursing
* Doctor
* Community nurse
* Overnight psychiatric assessments

Community involvement

* Forensic community workers
* Community Health Nurses
* Mental Patients Association
* Legal Services


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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:58 AM
Alouette Correctional Centre for Women

24800 Alouette Road
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
Phone: (604) 476-2660
Fax: (604) 476-2656; Fax: 476-2665 (Records)
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1000
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 7G4

Capacity
Maximum capacity: 112 women

DescriptionAlouette Correctional Centre for Women
Alouette Correctional Centre for Women was opened in April 2004 as a facility for female offenders who are classified to open or medium security. Inmates are housed in three cottage-style residences.

Core programs

* Substance Abuse Management for Women
* Emotions Management for Women
* Relationship Skills for Women
* Living Skills

Other programs

* Breaking Barriers (cognitive skills)
* Spirituality and religion workshops
* Drug and alcohol counselling
* Narcotics / Alcoholics Anonymous
* Recreational therapy groups
* Release planning
* Native elder services

Education

* Adult basic education up to GED, and basic literacy

Inmate work and skills development

* Cleaning and maintenance
* Laundry
* Inmate food preparation
* Horticulture and greenhouse program
* Library worker

Recreation

* Gymnasium
* Weight room
* Library services
* Arts and crafts
* Ceramics
* Board games, cards, TV
* Bingo

Religious and spiritual services
The chaplain provides weekly services and ecumenical and interfaith liaison counselling. Church groups and representatives from the community regularly provide services and support. A Native elder provides spirituality and cultural awareness events, and a sweat lodge is located on the grounds.

Inmate health
Inmates have access to the following health care professionals:

* Nurses
* Doctors
* Dentist
* Psychologist
* Psychiatrist

Community involvement

* Church groups
* Elizabeth Fry Society
* Alcoholics / Narcotics Anonymous groups
* M2W2 Association
* Income assistance worker


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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 12:59 AM
Ford Mountain Correctional Centre (FMCC)

57657 Chilliwack Lake Road
Chilliwack, British Columbia V4Z 1A7
Phone: (604) 824-5350 Visits: (604) 824-5350
Fax: (604) 824-5370
Mailing Address:
PO Box 1500
Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 7G3

Capacity
Maximum capacity: 88 menFord Mountain Correctional Centre

Description
The Fraser Regional Correctional Centre (FRCC) district operates Ford Mountain Correctional Centre. It is a sentenced facility for inmates who are classified as sex offenders or mentally disordered offenders. Other inmates are classified to the centre as a result of their protective custody status. An inmate is not transferred to Ford Mountain Correctional Centre if his attitude is incompatible with goals of the sex offender treatment program.

Core programs

* Substance Abuse Management
* Violence Prevention

Other programs

* Breaking Barriers Program (cognitive skills)
* Contractor delivered sex offender programs
* Alcoholics/ Narcotics Anonymous
* Man to Man (M2/W2)
* Drug and alcohol counselling
* Native Brotherhood

Education

* Adult basic education up to GED

Inmate work and skills development

* Cleaning and maintenance
* Inmate food preparation
* Carpentry
* Greenhouse and garden program
* Sawmill
* Recycling project
* Forestry
* Firewood
* Print shop
* Laundry

Recreation

* Gymnasium with weight room and outside playfield with track
* Common rooms for billiards, board games, cards and TV
* Library services
* Woodwork shop for hobbies

Religious and spiritual programs
The chaplain provides weekly services, ecumenical and interfaith liaison, bible study classes and individual counselling. A native liaison worker facilitates talking circles and a sweat lodge program for inmates.

Inmate health
Inmates have access to the following health care professionals:

* Nurses
* Doctor
* Dentist
* Psychologist
* Psychiatrist


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witchlinblue
01-14-2006, 01:01 AM
Nanaimo Correctional Centre (NCC)

3945 Biggs Road
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5N3
Phone: (250) 756-3300 Visits: (250) 953-4433 (Visits are only scheduled on weekends.)
Fax: (250) 758-1964
Fax Admin: (250) 729-7724
Fax Nurse: (250) 756-3322
Fax Records: (250) 756-3340
Fax Payroll: (250) 756-3336
Mailing Address:
Bag 4000
Nanaimo, British Columbia V9R 5N3
Capacity
Maximum capacity: 170 menNanaimo Correctional Centre. Click for larger picture.

Description
Nanaimo Correctional Centre is a sentenced facility for most of the adult male inmates on Vancouver Island who do not require higher levels of supervision. The centre opened in 1983 as a minimum-security institution and upgraded in 1997 to a medium correctional centre with the addition of a security perimeter fence.

Core programs

* Substance Abuse Management
* Violence Prevention
* Respectful Relationships

Other programs

* Breaking Barriers Program (cognitive skills)
* Alcoholics/ Narcotics Anonymous
* Drug and Alcohol Liaison
* Prison Outreach
* Pre-release planning
* Community Re-entry and Skills Training (CREST)
* Native Brotherhood

Education

* Adult basic education up to GED and basic literacy

Inmate work and skills development

* Cleaning and maintenance
* Inmate food preparation
* Farm work
* Testing and cleaning fire hoses
* Woodworking
* Community service work
* Park maintenance
* Forestry projects
* Parks board refinishing

Recreation

* Gymnasium with weight room, and outside playfield
* Common rooms for billiards, board games, cards and TV
* Library services
* Woodwork shop for hobbies

Religious and spiritual programs
The chaplain provides weekly services, ecumenical and interfaith liaison, bible study classes and individual counselling. Choirs and church groups from the community frequently assist with church services. The chaplain oversees an active volunteer program. A native liaison worker is available to inmates, and facilitates talking circles and sweat lodge programs.

Inmate health
Inmates have access to the following health care professionals:

* Nurses
* Doctor
* Dentist
* Psychiatric nurse

Guthrie House:
Nanaimo Correctional Centre offers a substance free environment unit for up to 32 inmates. Urinanalysis tests are mandatory and must indicate negative results prior to admittance. Inmates perform regular work duties and must commit to staying substance free with ongoing counselling provided.

Community involvement

* NCC Community Advisory Board
* John Howard Society
* Salvation Army
* Alcoholics Anonymous
* Tillicum Haus Native Friendship Centre


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