1950: Creation of the Corrections Branch in B.C.

Until the mid-1900s, offenders in B.C. were managed by the commissioner of police and inspector of gaols. The transfer of policing to the RCMP in 1950 compelled the provincial government to create a separate authority to operate the corrections system.

How the correctional system in B.C. was organized in 1950

How the correctional system in B.C. was organized in 1950.

 

Stevens on formation of the Corrections Branch (1950)