CBC: Corrections Canada Training Academy Moving to Kingston

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Prison Fence at Kingston Penitentiary

CBC reported on Saturday that the Corrections Canada training academy in Regina will close and be moved to Kingston next year.

Opened less than two years ago, Correctional Service Canada and the RCMP spend a total of $9 million retrofitting the depot – which was expected to run for at least 5 years – but it is now being closed for “operational reasons” and moving to Kingston effective April 1, 2018.

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The current facility is located on two floors at the RCMP Academy, Depot Division in Regina, and includes “minimum-, medium- and maximum-security simulation areas featuring cells, principal entrances, an inmate yard, classrooms, offices and a physical-training area for staff,” according to CBC News. The academy’s current 10 employees will be reassigned to other posts within the service.

Before the Regina location opened, training took place at five regional correctional staff colleges in Memramcook, N.B.; Laval, Que.; Abbotsford, B.C.; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and here in Kingston.

More details to follow. Read the full CBC article here

Photo (Kingston Penitentiary): Aimee (cc)