Information About B.C. Corrections

BC Corrections safely supports individuals 18 years of age or older who are in provincial custody or serving sentences in the community, and helps them learn better ways of responding to the world around them.

We operate 10 correctional centres throughout the province that house individuals who are awaiting trial, serving a custodial sentence of less than two years, or being detained by the Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA).

Probation officers at 56 Community Corrections offices across B.C. seek better outcomes for individuals under court-ordered supervision in communities. Our staff ensure individuals are following their court orders and work closely with them to connect them with supports in the community, change their behaviour and reduce reoffending.

BC Corrections wants to make a difference in people’s lives, and we are committed to helping them change their thinking and behaviour. We help individuals gain education and work skills, access culturally appropriate services and plan for their future success.

We also deliver programs for individuals who need support with substance use disorders, violence and relationship violence prevention, and essential life skills.

BC Corrections’ response to COVID-19

BC Corrections is committed to the health and safety of every individual in our care and our staff. Protocols are in place and continue to evolve as new public health information becomes available to help keep COVID-19 out of provincial correctional centres and prevent its spread among those in custody and those who support them.

Visits from the public are restricted at this time. 

  • In-person personal visits are currently suspended unless there are exceptional circumstances.
  • Confidential in-person meetings with official visitors (such as legal counsel) will be accommodated as much as possible without permitting direct personal contact.
  • All visitors are required to follow the same safe hygiene measures and self-screening protocols as staff and will be refused entry if they do not comply.
  • Visitors are not allowed to enter a correctional centre if they are experiencing or exhibiting any signs of illness.

Contact the Warden with any written requests for an exception before visiting a facility in person.