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Criminal Legal Process

Corrections



The Corrections Division (Corrections) helps protect society by enforcing orders and sentences given by the courts. The division provides humane care and control of offenders and helps them return to society.

Corrections' mandate is to manage offenders with the appropriate degree of control, supervision and support.; It provides programs and services to help offenders deal with the issues that cause conflict with the law.

Our core values are:

  • Respect - We accept diversity and the unconditional worth and rights of all people.
  • Accountability - We openly communicate and manage our services, evaluate what we are doing and take responsibility for the results.
  • Growth and Development - We believe every person has the potential for growth and development and we will provide the opportunities and support for change.
  • Recognition - We believe our strength and most important resource is our staff and that they are most effective in a safe, challenging and rewarding work environment.
  • Working Together - We provide an integrated service and work with individuals, communities and organizations to create a safe, crime-free society.

Corrections consists of two sections: Adult Correctional Services and Youth Correctional Services. The division administers and operates seven adult correctional facilities, two youth facilities and 27 community corrections offices to supervise probation and conditional sentences for adult and youth offenders.

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Community Corrections Programs

Community Corrections services cover all non-custody, community-based offender services and programs. Twenty-seven community corrections offices are located across the province, 11 in First Nations communities. Assisted by volunteers and other service providers, probation officers supervise probation and conditional sentences, support youth justice committees, custody reintegration programs, court reports and provide behaviour intervention programs.

Special programs are designed for sex offenders, female offenders, assault offenders, custody offenders re-entering their communities and Aboriginal offenders. The degree of supervision and the program are based on the risk presented by the offenders and their likelihood to re-offend. Higher-risk offenders receive more intensive services and programs. Partnerships between Corrections and community agencies improve the delivery of correctional programs and services. These partnerships include school divisions, police, business associations, youth social service agencies, offender advocate agencies, Aboriginal agencies and other provincial and federal government departments. Programs include gang diversion, Aboriginal culture, custody alternatives, employment preparation and others.

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Programs at Manitoba Correctional Centres

Adult correctional centres provide programs that focus on inmates' personal development and growth through education opportunities, rehabilitation programs, vocational training, work experience and individual counselling.

Youth correctional centres provide programs that focus on the youth's personal development and growth, including education opportunities, rehabilitation programs, vocational training, work experience and spiritual programs.

Agassiz Youth Centre has a Positive Peer Culture program designed specifically for young offenders. The goal is to increase a youth's self worth and dignity, replacing negative values with positive. Youth look at the way they treat others, themselves and society. Positive Peer Culture is a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week way of life.

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Adult Correctional Centres

Brandon Correctional Centre

Brandon Correctional Centre (BCC) is located in the northeast corner of the city. It is primarily a medium-security centre, with cells for 157 adult males. BCC also provides western Manitoba with short-term holding for up to 10 young offenders and four adult females.

Brandon Correctional Centre Visiting Hours

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Dauphin Correctional Centre

Dauphin Correctional Centre (DCC) is located on Main Street, next to the courthouse and RCMP detachment. It is a minimum-security facility for approximately 50 adult males. DCC includes a temporary holding unit for young offenders and adult female offenders.

Dauphin Correctional Centre Visiting Hours

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Headingley Correctional Centre

Headingly Corrections 
                Facility

Headingley Correctional Centre (HCC) is located on Highway #1 just west of Headingley on 20 acres of land beside the Assiniboine River. It is a minimum, medium and maximum security facility for up to 458 adult males. HCC has a domestic violence unit and three physically separate units - the Community Release Unit, Annex A for people remanded in custody and the Assiniboine Treatment Centre for sex offenders.

Headingley Correctional Centre - Visiting Hours

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Milner Ridge Correctional Centre

Milner Ridge

Milner Ridge Correctional Centre (MRCC) is located in the Agassiz Provincial Forest. It is a medium-security facility for approximately 115 adult males. It has four separate units.

Milner Ridge Correctional Centre - Visiting Hours

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Women’s Correctional Centre

Women's Correctional Centre

The Women’s Correctional Centre is located at 31 Routledge Avenue in Headingley, Manitoba. The facility was completed and opened early in 2012. This facility was built to house a combination of provincial and federal offenders. This is a multi-level security facility which houses approximately 190 offenders.

Women's Correctional Centre Visiting Hours

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The Pas Correctional Centre

The Pas Correctional Centre (The Pas CC) is located next to the provincial court building in The Pas. It is a medium security facility for approximately 70 adult males, and up to seven adult females. It contains a high-security unit and a seven-person unit for offenders temporarily held under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The Pas Correctional Centre Visiting Hours

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Winnipeg Remand Centre

Winnipeg Remand Centre

Adult Pre-trial Detention Centre

The Winnipeg Remand Centre (WRC) is a pre-trial detention centre located in downtown Winnipeg, across from the Law Courts Building. It houses people waiting for court decisions on their charges or placement in correctional centres. It can hold approximately 289 minimum, medium and maximum security risk adult males and females.

Winnipeg Remand Centre - Visiting Hours


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Youth Correctional Centres

Youth correctional centres in Manitoba provide custody and a variety of programs for young people charged with offences and/or sentenced to custody under the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA).

Agassiz Youth Centre

Agassiz Youth Centre

Agassiz Youth Centre (AYC) is located on 59 acres in Portage la Prairie. It is a youth correctional centre for young offenders. Within the centre is Lakewood, a high security special-handling unit for young male and female offenders.

Agassiz Youth Centre Visiting Hours

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Manitoba Youth Centre

Manitoba Youth Centre (MYC), the largest youth correctional centre in Manitoba, is located at 170 Doncaster Street in Winnipeg. It can house approximately 157 young males and females. Youth admitted to MYC have been charged as young offenders. They are held in custody until the courts make a decision on their charges.

You may also consult the website of Justice Canada for information on the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Manitoba Youth Centre Visiting Hours

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Visiting Hours at Correctional Centres


Brandon Correctional Centre

Phone 204-725-3532 to book an appointment.

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Dauphin Correctional Centre

Phone 204-622-2337 for appointments.

All visitors must fill out an application accompanied by a piece of photo identification.

All visits are by appointment only and must be booked a minimum of 24 hours in advance.  Visits will be booked between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 pm Monday-Friday.

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Headingley Correctional Centre

Phone 204-831-4610 for appointments.

All visitors must fill out an application and produce a wallet-sized photo of themselves.

Call Monday to Friday, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only, to find out if your application has been approved. Do not leave messages, they will not be returned.

No one under the age of 18 will be permitted to visit, except an inmate's own children.

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Milner Ridge Correctional Centre

Phone 204-268-4011 for appointments.

Visits are by appointment only. Call between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday. Only immediate family members are allowed unless otherwise approved by the superintendent.

Sunday 1:05 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
2:35 p.m. to 3:55 p.m.
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

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Women's Correctional Centre

Visiting Hours
Monday through Sunday           9:45am – 8:45pm

To Book Appointments and to find out if your application has been approved, call 204-948-8813 between 8AM-12PM (Monday-Thursday) Do not leave messages-they will not be returned.

All visiting applications are mailed out by the offender.

Visitors must mail in their visiting applications to WCC.

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The Pas Correctional Centre

Phone 204-627-8450 for appointments.

Tuesday/Thursday 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday/holidays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Winnipeg Remand Centre

Phone 204-945-3928 for appointments.

All visits are non-contact and are available seven days a week. Visits must be booked between 9:00 am. and 12:00 p.m. the day before the visit. Saturday, Sunday, Monday visits must be booked on Friday.

Everyday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday/Sunday/holidays 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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Agassiz Youth Centre

Phone 204-239-3016 for appointments.

Only immediate family, grandparents, legal guardians, and children of inmates but some restrictions apply.

Sunday 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Manitoba Youth Centre

Phone 204-475-2010 for appointments.

First Time Visit:

Parents or guardians may have a first visit with their child that does not have to be scheduled. This first visit may take place only before the first scheduled visit. Parents and guardians may bring siblings to visit but they must be under the age of 12 years old. This visit may not take place while court is in session or the hour before court begins.

Court begins at regular times (10:00 in the morning and 14:00 in the afternoon) but ends only when all cases have been heard.  On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the first visit must happen before 9:00 a.m. or before 1:00 p.m. Sometimes the morning court session runs into the afternoon, so there may not be time for afternoon visits.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays there is no regular morning court session.  However, there are often special court sittings on these mornings.  Visitors must call ahead to see whether or not there is court.  If there is no special court sitting then visits can happen before 1:00 p.m.

Scheduled Visiting Hours:

All other visits must be scheduled and approved by the cottage supervisor. Only parents, guardians, grandparents and siblings are allowed. All visitor information must be written on a visitor application and left with admissions staff at the end of the first visit so a visiting list can be made. People not on the list will not be allowed to visit. The cottage supervisor must be contacted for any special visiting requests.

Phone 204-475-2010 for appointments.

Weekday Evenings visits 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Weekend Daytime visits 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m.

COTTAGE

DAY

TIME

Taurus

Monday

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Phoenix

Tuesday

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Knights

Wednesday

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pardners

Thursday

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Ravens

Friday

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Nightingales

Saturday

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bisons

Saturday

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Thunderbirds

Sunday

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Eagles

Sunday

6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Sage

Saturday

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


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Contact Information


Manitoba Justice - Corrections Division

Head Office
810 - 405 Broadway
Winnipeg MB  R3C 3L6
Phone:  204-945-7804

Associate Deputy Minister of Justice
Phone:  204-945-7291

Administrative Officer
Phone:  204-945-7289

Adult Custody
Executive Director
Phone:  204-945-6041
Fax:  204-948-2166

Community & Youth Corrections
Executive Director
Phone:  204-945-6063
Fax:  204-945-5537

Adult Probation Services
Executive Director
Phone:  204-945-0882
Fax:  204-945-5537

Rural Probation Services
Director
Phone:  204-724-3735
Fax: 204-945-5537

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Youth Correctional Facilities

Agassiz Youth Centre
P.O. Box 1342
Portage la Prairie MB  R1N 3A9
Phone:  204-239-3016
Fax:  204-239-3025

Manitoba Youth Centre
170 Doncaster Street
Winnipeg MB  R3N 1X9
Phone:  204-475-2010
Fax:  204-945-3112

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Adult Correctional Facilities

Brandon Correctional Centre
375 Veterans Way
Brandon MB R7C 0B1
Phone:  204-725-3532
Fax:  204-727-3961

Dauphin Correctional Centre
114 River Avenue West
Dauphin MB  R7N 0J7
Phone:  204-622-2083
Fax:  204-622-2468

Headingley Correctional Centre
6030 Portage Avenue
Headingley MB  R4H 1E8
Phone:  204-837-1351
Fax 204-889-3033

The Pas Correctional Centre
P.O. Box 659
The Pas MB  R9A 1K7
Phone:  204-627-8450
Fax 204-623-7774

Winnipeg Remand Centre
141 Kennedy Street
Winnipeg MB  R3C 4N5
Phone:  204-945-3540
Fax:  204-948-2217

Milner Ridge Correctional Centre
PO Box 460
Beausejour Manitoba R0E 0C0
Phone:  204-268-4011
Fax:  204-268-4833

Women’s Correctional Centre
31 Routledge  Avenue
Headingley,  MB  R4H 0A9
Phone:  204-948-8806
Fax:  204-948-8833

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Winnipeg Adult Community Corrections Offices

Random Assault Unit
2nd Floor, 225 Garry Street
Winnipeg MB  R3C 1H1
Phone:  204-945-7207
Fax:  204-945-0426

Probation Services – Bail Supervision
10 Midland Street
Winnipeg MB  R3E 2Y6
Phone:  204-945-3278
Fax:  204-948-2164

Family Violence Unit
2031 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3J 0K6
Phone:  204-945-8995
Fax:  204-948-2176

Family Violence Unit
470 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1R5
Phone:  204-945-3213
Fax:  204-945-1227

Probation Program Unit
Main Floor, 225 Garry Street
Winnipeg MB  R3C 1H1
Phone:  204-945-5505
Fax:  204-945-0426

Restorative Resolutions Program
3rd Floor, 583 Ellice Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1Z7
Phone:  204-945-8581
Fax:  204-948-2100

Intake & Records
435 - 405 Broadway
Winnipeg MB  R3C 3L6
Phone:  205-945-5971
Fax:  204-948-2276

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Winnipeg Youth Community Corrections Offices

172 Doncaster Street
Winnipeg MB  R3N 1X9
Phone:  204-945-7219
Fax:  204-948-2174

77A Redwood Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R2W 5J5
Phone:  204-945-7183
Fax:  204-945-5179

2nd Floor, 533 Notre Dame Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3B 1S2
Phone:  204-945-7217
Fax:  204-945-0150

After Hours Emergency
Phone:  204-945-0183

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Rural Adult and Youth Community Corrections Offices

Central Region
2 River Road, Box 1342
Portage la Prairie MB  R1N 3A9
Phone:  204-239-3222
Fax: 204-857-3586

Eastman Region
Box 50, 20 First Street
Beausejour MB  R0E 0C0
Phone:  204-268-6038
Fax:  204-268-3113

Interlake Region
2nd Floor, 337A Main Street
Selkirk MB  R1A 1T3
Phone:  204-785-5075 or 866-515-0741
Fax:  204-785-5018

Norman Region
P.O. Box 2550, Otineka Mall
The Pas MB  R9A 1M4
Phone:  204-627-8343
Fax:  204-627-8367

Parkland Region
P.O. Box 997
Swan River MB  R0L 1Z0
Phone:  204-734-9356
Fax:  204-734-9544

Thompson Region
P.O. Box 24, Provincial Building
Room 110, 59 Elizabeth Drive Road
Thompson MB  R8N 1X4
Phone:  204-677-6470
Fax:  204-677-6514

Westman Region
Room 100 - 340 9th Street
Brandon MB  R7A 6C2
Phone:  204-726-6464
Fax:  204-726-6531

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Recidivism Indicators

There is no standardized definition or method of calculating “recidivism”, i.e. the rate at which people become re-involved in criminal activity. Correctional services generally calculate recidivism statistics to serve internal management purposes. In Manitoba, we calculate recidivism as occurring when a person is convicted of a new offence and is returned to provincial custody within two years of release from jail or other correctional supervision. We gather recidivism data quarterly, which means that our method of calculation counts the number of people whose sentences expired two years earlier and who were re-convicted in the three month time period we’re looking at. When reviewing the quarterly data, it is important to keep in mind that one individual could be re-convicted more than once over the two years since they were first released from jail or supervision so a single person may be included in multiple quarterly reports. However, we do not believe that this occurs often enough to meaningfully affect the overall results. Other jurisdictions use different measurement criteria, and so their recidivism rate will look very different from ours.

Adult Recidivism Indicators (PDF)
Youth Recidivism Indicators (PDF)

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Glossary

Probation

Probation is a sentence that allows an offender to remain in the community under specific conditions set by the court.

Minimum Security

A minimum security centre houses minimum security risk offenders. Minimum security offences fall in the low security range and normally do not involve violence, weapons or bodily harm to the victim.

Minimum security facilities in Manitoba include Dauphin Correctional Centre, Milner Ridge Correctional Centre and Portage Correctional Centre.

Medium Security

A medium security centre houses medium security risk offenders and can house minimum security risk offenders.

Medium security offences are in the medium severity range. They can involve the threatened or potential use of violence or weapons, assault or other offences that make the offender a risk to the community.

Medium security facilities in Manitoba are Manitoba Youth Centre, Agassiz Youth Centre (except Lakewood), The Pas Correctional Centre and Brandon Correctional Centre.

Maximum Security

A maximum security centre houses maximum security risk offenders and can house minimum and medium security offenders.

Maximum security offences are in the high severity range. They normally involve direct and intentional use of weapons or violence and the victim has suffered serious physical or psychological harm.

Maximum security facilities in Manitoba are Headingley Correctional Centre, Winnipeg Remand Centre and the Lakewood Unit of Agassiz Youth Centre.

Sentenced Offender

For adult offenders this involves sentences up to two years less a day. For young offenders this is all sentences.

Remanded Accused

This is a youth or adult who has been put in custody until the charges are dealt with by the courts or bail is granted.

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