Institutional profiles - Ontario region - Collins Bay Institution
Collins Bay Institution is located on the Bath Road in the City of Kingston, Ontario. Collins Bay Institution first opened in 1930 as a medium-security facility under the name “Preferred Class Penitentiary (Ontario).”
Effective April 1, 2013, Collins Bay Institution, a medium-security facility and Frontenac Institution, a minimum-security facility built in 1962, amalgamated as a clustered site. In addition, effective January 2015, Collins Bay Institution opened a maximum-security unit.
Following the closure of Kingston Penitentiary in September 2013 Collins Bay Institution has become the oldest operational federal male correctional facility in the Ontario region.
Collins Bay Institution is a clustered facility with a minimum site based on a residential design model, a medium-security site based on a linear design model and a maximum security site with reduced movement out of the unit.
Maximum security site rated capacity: 96
Medium security site rated capacity: 482
Minimum security site rated capacity: 182
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