Regional Treatment Centre
About the Institution
The Ontario Regional Treatment Centre (RTC) ceased functioning as a federal correctional facility on September 30, 2013.
The Regional Treatment Centre (RTC) was a multi-level security accredited psychiatric institution situated on the property of Kingston Penitentiary.
Inmates were housed in two direct observation living units. The first unit accommodated inmates with acute and subacute mental illnesses, inmates requiring long-term care and sex offenders. The second accommodated inmates with psychosocial problems.
The RTC provided a broad range of quality, cost effective clinical, correctional and related services to meet the needs of federal offenders.
As part of CSC's efforts to encourage inmates to become law-abiding citizens, CSC offers various national correctional programs.
Maintaining appropriate infrastructure that fits the needs of a first-class, modern correctional system is key to public safety. As such, on April 19, 2012, the Government announced it would close operations at three CSC sites, including RTC.
The facility had an infrastructure that does not lend itself well to the challenges of managing the institutional routines of today’s complex offender population.
The decommissioning of this infrastructure will enable CSC to achieve cost savings while ensuring public safety. It will be completed by 2014-2015.
Public safety is the number one consideration in all placement and transfer decisions and all inmates have been transferred to an institution in CSC’s jurisdiction.
- Institution for male offenders
- Security level: multi-level
- Date opened: 1959
- Rated capacity: 143
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