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Update on COVID-19 cases at local CSC institutions

Correctional Services Canada has updated their COVID-19 dashboard to reveal growing case numbers at local prisons. According to CSC, there are currently 89 active cases among inmates at Joyceville Institution and six at Collins Bay Institution. They are also reporting three active cases at Warkworth Institution in Brighton, Ontario. The

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Major COVID-19 outbreak at Joyceville Institution

Eighty inmates and four staff members at Joyceville Institution have tested positive for COVID-19, Kingstonist learned on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. According to multiple anonymous sources with inside knowledge of Joyceville Institution, 301 inmates were tested for COVID-19, and as of Thursday morning, 77 of those tests had come back

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Lockdown ended at Joyceville Institution after workplace health and safety issue resolved

Joyceville Institution has resumed normal operations after the lockdown put in place last week has ended, according to the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). The lockdown was put in place on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 due to a “workplace health and safety issue,” which was not explained further, other than

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Lockdown at Joyceville Institution due to ‘workplace health and safety issue’

A lockdown has been put in place at Joyceville Institution, a medium-security correctional facility just east of Kingston on Highway 15. According to the Correctional Service of Canada, the lockdown was put in place on Wednesday, Mar. 4, 2020 “to resolve a workplace health and safety issue.” “I can say

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Update: Drug and unauthorized items seized at Joyceville Institution

  Correctional Services staff seized multiple packages from a visitor at Joyceville Institution with an institutional value of $12,500, according to reports from Correctional Services Canada (CSC). At approximately 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Jul. 6, 2018, staff at the institution confiscated the unauthorized items from a visitor at the Assessment

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Prison Farms Will Re-Open in Kingston

In 2010, the Harper government announced significant budget cuts, which included the closure of six prison farms across the country.  Many Kingstonians took issue with the decision, as both Collins Bay and Joyceville penitentiaries had long-standing farm operations that were to be shuttered.  After weeks of protests, dozens were arrested,

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Top Headline in Kingston in 2017

In a few short weeks the ball will drop as we clink glasses and usher in another new year. As we look back on the year that was, how will you remember 2017?  There was certainly a lot to celebrate this past year, which saw Canada commemorate its 150th, and

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Panel Set to Investigate Re-Opening of Kingston’s Prison Farms

Earlier this month, the Correctional Service Canada (CSC) announced the establishment of a seven member advisory panel who is tasked to provide advice regarding the potential re-opening of Kingston-area prison farms.  The panel consists of experts in the areas of business, agriculture and employment opportunities for offenders.  One of those

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Town Hall: Reopening of the Kingston Prison Farms

  If you have any opinions about the possible reopening of the Prison Farms, be at the Town Hall meeting at City Hall on Tuesday August 16th, 6pm to 9pm.  Correctional Services Canada is hosting the event, Minister of Public Safety Ralph Goodale and Mark Gerretsen MP will be there.

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Potential Reopening of the Kingston Prison Farms

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) recently conducted a survey as part of a feasibility study on re-establishing agriculture and agri-food operations at six prison farms including Kingston’s Collins Bay and Joyceville Institutions. The farms were closed between 2009 and 2011 ending the prisons’ agriculture employment initiatives. While CSC continues

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#ygkChallenge: Prison Farm Survey

The #ygkChallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something

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#ygkChallenge: Remember the Prison Farms

Welcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary.

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