The Correctional Service of Canada operates 53 correctional institutions across Canada. Most are for male prisoners.
Of these, 8 are maximum-security, 19 are medium-security, 15 minimum-security, and 10 have multiple security levels within the same facility.
Two of these prisons are slated for closure: the Kingston Penitentiary, which is the oldest currently operating federal institution in Canada, and the Leclerc Prison, north of Montreal.
69 per cent of Canada’s federal prisons are over 30 years old. Three, including Kingston Penitentiary, were built before 1900.
Source: Correctional Service of Canada, data is from 2010.
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