Correctional Service of Canada

Correctional Service of Canada

May 10, 2016 17:24 ET

Correctional Service of Canada Open Doors to Media at Collins Bay Institution

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 10, 2016) - Correctional Service Canada

The Correctional Service Canada (CSC) today invited media to tour Collins Bay Institution (CBI), a federal correctional facility for men.

Media filmed, photographed and interviewed staff and an inmate. The tours were led by Curtis Jackson, Warden at CBI.

A total of 14 media participated on this tour. They visited the common area, programs area, dining hall, CORCAN facilities and the segregation unit.

Additionally, specialized tours will be offered in the upcoming months on the following:

  • Segregation
  • Women's Institution
  • Treatment Centres
  • Intake process

The dates and times will be confirmed.

Quick Facts

  • CBI is a multi-level security facility and has three security classifications (minimum, medium and maximum) on the same property, with the following capacity:
    • Maximum: 96
    • Medium: 482
    • Minimum: 182
  • CBI currently employs 572 staff members.
  • CSC employs many different types of professions. CSC is a people organization; there is a lot of teamwork. CSC employs a wide variety of professions such as:
    • Correctional Officers
    • Parole Officers
    • Teachers
    • Nurses and Psychologists
  • CBI is one of the 43 federal correctional institutions in Canada.


"This initiative provides a unique opportunity for journalists to gain a better understanding of the valuable contribution correctional services makes towards public safety. Providing relevant and current information on the day-to-day operations of federal corrections is a priority at CSC and we are striving to create a platform for more openness and transparency through media." Scott Harris, Assistant Commissioner, Communications and Engagement sector at CSC.

"The intent of the media day was to increase public awareness and understanding of CSC's policies, programs and services. It is important for Canadians to see and to understand the correctional process." Curtis Jackson, Warden at CBI.

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