Prison, as a term meaning a place in which people are kept in captivity, covers a variety of institutions in Canada. Jails, commonly called detention or remand centres, are used to incarcerate persons awaiting trial or those sentenced for short terms.
Does Canada have federal prisons?
Learn about the federal correctional system in Canada. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.
Are there any prisons in Canada?
This is a list of prisons and other secure correctional facilities in Canada, not including local jails. In Canada, all offenders who receive a sentence of 24 months or greater must serve their sentence in a federal correctional facility administered by the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC).
How many prisons are in Canada?
53 correctional institutions 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.