Plans are moving ahead to join Fenbrook and Beaver Creek Institutions in Gravenhurst. On April 1st, Correctional Services Canada (CSC) says both prisons will come together under one Warden. The joining is an answer to the 2012 Federal Budget and overall operating plan which aims to reduce costs.

CSC denied the Moose’s request for an interview about suggestions they were to begin housing maximum security level prisoners in Gravenhurst. Instead, they told us via email that construction of a 96-bed medium-security unit at Fenbrook is anticipated to be ready this summer, while 50 new minimum-security beds will be added to Beaver Creek this fall. CSC is also currently building three administrative buildings at Fenbrook and Beaver Creek, which could be completed by summer 2014.