1957-1975: Haney Correctional Institution

The B.C. Gaol Commission in 1950 recommended the creation of a correctional centre with a constructive program for the more reformable offender, designed and built on the philosophy of rehabilitation. Haney Correctional Institution (HCI) officially opened in the fall of 1957 and was based on this philosophy. Its aim was to promote socially acceptable values and behaviour, and provided a complete training program consisting of physical, vocational and academic components.

HCI was closed in 1975 as part of the movement away from institutional placement of offenders toward community-based options.

Retired Officer-In-Charge of Haney Correctional Institution Lloyd Hopper describes the facility and his views on the merits of its programs and services