The Lethbridge Correctional Centre is the oldest correctional centre in Alberta. It was originally built in 1911. The current centre was built in 1983, and accommodates 387 male and female sentenced and remanded inmates. The centre can also house persons intoxicated when arrested.
- Inmates are trained in various aspects of horticulture and building maintenance.
- A full-time Native program coordinator addresses the needs of Aboriginal inmates and coordinates the regular attendance of Elders to provide sweat lodges and other religious ceremonies. Work crew projects include cutting and clearing of shelter belts for local communities, and splitting fire wood which is donated to volunteer organizations for resale.
- The wood industries shop manufactures wooden toys and jewelry boxes that are given as gifts to less fortunate individuals.
- The small engine repair shop donates lawnmowers to local charities.
- Inmates provide site clean up, renovations and maintenance for local non-profit agencies, municipalities and other government departments.
Lethbridge Correctional Centre
P.O. Bag 3001, Old Coaldale Road
Lethbridge, AB, Canada