1974-1977: Development of community correctional centres

In support of temporary absence, community correctional centres (CCC) and community-based residential centres began to emerge. CCC’s provided inmates an opportunity to reintegrate back into the community during the last 2-3 months of their sentence. Inmates were to look for work either by returning to their previous job or find a new one so they would have supports in place upon their release. CCCs provided some of the best innovations of this era, and gave staff with more traditional backgrounds an opportunity to develop innovative programs that integrated facilities with existing community services. Individuals serving sentences in a community correctional centre engaged in entrepreneurial activities that provided goods and services to local residents. In 1975, community correctional centers were established in Burnaby, Campbell River, Chilliwack, Kamloops, Terrace, Vancouver (Marpole), and Victoria.

Former Corrections Branch manager Lloyd Hopper on the development of community correctional centres.

Marpole Community Correctional Centre (1976)

Marpole Community Correctional Centre (1976)

Client enters Marpole

Client enters Marpole.

Terrace Community Correctional Centre (1989)

Terrace Community Correctional Centre (1989).

Kamloops Community Correctional Centre (1975)

Kamloops  Community Correctional Centre (1975).

Victoria Community Correctional Centre (1975) housed offenders on work release from the Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre

Victoria  Community Correctional Centre (1975) housed offenders on work release from the  Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.

Community Correctional Centre at the Alouette River Unit (1975)

Community  Correctional Centre at the Alouette River Unit (1975).

Lynda Williams Community Correctional Centre

Lynda Williams Community Correctional Centre.