Institutional profiles: Pacific region: Kent Institution

Kent Institution

Kent Institution

4732 Cemetery Road
PO Box 1500
Agassiz, British Columbia
V0M 1A0

Tel: (604) 796-2121
Fax: (604) 796-4500

Kent Institution is located in the upper Fraser Valley in close proximity to the townships of Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs in British Columbia. Kent Institution shares Federal Reserve land with the Mountain Institution.

Kent Institution was originally opened in 1979 to replace the BC Penitentiary and it remains the only maximum security facility in the Pacific Region. It was one of two sister institutions, the other being Edmonton Maximum Security Institution, built to comply with a parliamentary order for the provision of small capacity institutions to house maximum security offenders.

Kent Institution consists of living units organized around a central courtyard.

Rated capacity: 378

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