Central North Correctional Centre - History

History

The Central North Correctional Centre was commissioned in November 2001 to replace the outdated Barrie Jail, Parry Sound Jail, and Guelph Correctional Centre. It opened as the first privately operated correctional facility in Canada. A US-based company Management and Training Corporation Canada (MTCC) from Centerville, Utah was contracted by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to operate the facility for five years. Following the completion of the five-year term, the contract between the Ontario Government and MTCC. was not renewed. The operation of the facility was turned over to the government on November 10, 2006.

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