Province to build new jail in Dauphin


Manitoba has selected the site for a new correctional centre to replace the Dauphin Correctional Centre, which is nearly 100 years old.

The land selected for the construction of the new correctional centre is being donated to the province by the City of Dauphin and the Rural Municipality of Dauphin.

"We're pleased the provincial government has selected a site for the new correctional facility to be built in Dauphin," said Dauphin Mayor Eric Irwin.  "The new facility will provide a better environment for the rehabilitation of inmates as well as new employment opportunities for residents of Dauphin and the surrounding area."

The construction of a new correctional facility was a recommendation of the Adult Corrections Capacity Review Committee report.

With files from Manitoba news release