Correctional and remand centres

Adult correctional centres

Remand centres


Personal development programs are offered in each correctional facility to address the needs of sentenced adult inmates:

Counseling and personal development

  • life management skills
  • anger management
  • family violence prevention
  • addictions awareness
  • release planning
  • Aboriginal culture and spirituality

Employment and work

An 'Employment Skills' program is offered to help inmates increase their employability.

Education / vocation

Community-based programs are provided to adult inmates through a network of community corrections offices across the province.

Community corrections adult programs

Indigenous corrections stats


Ten Year Trend in Average Daily Adult Custody Population by Indigenous Status (PDF, 246 KB)


Average Daily Adult Inmate Population by Indigenous Status and by Age (PDF, 251 KB)

Average Daily Adult Inmate Population by Indigenous Status and by Centre (PDF, 259 KB)


Average Daily Adult Custody Population by Centre and by Indigenous Status (PDF, 121 KB)

Average Daily Adult Custody Population by Indigenous Status and by Age (PDF, 118 KB)

Operational requirements

To ensure safety and security, correctional centres follow these operational requirements:

  • assess, classify and then place remanded and sentenced inmates
  • supervise remanded and sentenced inmates
  • report on remanded and sentenced inmates (eg, behavior, health)
  • provide rehabilitation services to sentenced and, where feasible and appropriate, remanded inmates
  • provide health services to remanded and sentenced inmates
  • provide specialized programs to sentenced inmates, such as family violence prevention, prostitution prevention, anger management, substance abuse
  • provide access to employment programs to sentenced inmates
  • provide opportunities for educational upgrading and skills training to sentenced inmates
  • collect and share gang and organized crime intelligence
  • provide opportunities for Aboriginal inmate programs
  • coordinate court appearances for remanded and sentenced inmates
  • transport remanded and sentenced inmates where required

Quick facts

Between fiscal years 2005 / 2006 and 2009 / 2010:

  • the average daily inmate population increased by 22.5%
  • Aboriginal admissions, as a percentage of total admissions, remained virtually unchanged at about 36.5%
  • the average stay for remanded inmates (ie, those awaiting trial) was 18 days

The average daily inmate population rose each fiscal year:

  • 2,374 in 2005 / 2006
  • 2,579 in 2006 / 2007
  • 2,656 in 2007 / 2008
  • 2,838 in 2008 / 2009
  • 2,907 in 2009 / 2010