Institutional profiles: Pacific region: Pacific Institution / Regional Treatment Centre
Pacific Institution is a multi-level complex located about 80 kilometres east of Vancouver in the city of Abbotsford, British Columbia. Pacific Institution is co-located on the Federal Reserve land housing the Matsqui Complex with Matsqui Medium Security Institution, Fraser Valley Institution for Women, the Community Corrections Administration Office and the Regional Supply Depot.
In 1966, Pacific began as the Matsqui Women’s Satellite Unit for female drug addicts. In May 1972, the addiction treatment facility was replaced with the Regional Psychiatric Centre. Later, it was renamed as the Regional Health Centre and then Regional Treatment Centre (RTC). This became the first institution in North America to achieve full accreditation as a hospital.
Pacific Institution consists of living units organized around a central courtyard with a yard post in the centre.
Rated capacity: 509
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