Sunday, February 7, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ontario Provincial Jails and Prisons

 * Updated: 24 February 2021 at 3:10pm EST *

1,149 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ontario Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 24 February 2021 *

Prisoners = 888 
Staff = 257
Contractor = 4
Total = 1,149

* Data based on figures made publicly available through government, union and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst Ontario provincial jail and prison staff that have not been publicly disclosed. 

INSTITUTIONS AND CASES

Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre
Prisoners = 2
Staff = 0
Total = 2
Source: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021)

Central East Correctional Centre
Prisoners = 17
Staff = 2
Total = 19
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021) | Minister of the Solicitor General (17 January 2021)

Central North Correctional Centre
Prisoners = 39
Staff = 1 + 5
Total = 45
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021CBC News (17 July 2020| Minister of the Solicitor General (17 January 2021)

Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre
Prisoners = 32
Staff = 4 + 22
Total = 55
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021) | London Free Press (4 February 2021)

Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre
Prisoners = 6 + 21
Staff = 1 + 2 + 8
Contractor = 1
Total = 39
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021CBC News (17 July 2020) | Barton Prisoner Solidarity Project (28 November 2020) | Minister of the Solicitor General (17 January 2021) | CBC News (22 February 2021)

Kenora Jail
Prisoners = 2
Staff = 0
Total = 2
Source: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021)

Maplehurst Correctional Complex
Prisoners = 232
Staff = 2 + 68
Contractor = 1
Total = 303
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021) | CBC News (17 July 2020| Radio-Canada (5 February 2021) | Minister of the Solicitor General (17 January 2021)

Milton-Vanier Centre for Women
Prisoners = 34
Staff = 1
Contractor = 1
Total = 36
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021)| Minister of the Solicitor General (17 January 2021)

Monteith Correctional Centre
Prisoners = 1
Staff = 0
Total = 1
Source: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021)

Niagara Detention Centre
Prisoners = 7
Staff = 0
Total = 7
Source:  Government of Ontario (22 February 2021)

Ontario Correctional Institute
Prisoners = 91
Staff = 26
Total = 117
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021CBC News (17 July 2020)

Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre
Prisoners = 18
Staff = 8
Total = 26
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021) | Minister of the Solicitor General (17 January 2021)

Quinte Detention Centre
Prisoners = 2
Staff = 0
Total = 2
Source: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021)

Sarnia Jail
Prisoners = 3 + 49
Staff = 4 + 5
Total = 61
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021) | Minister of the Solicitor General (17 January 2021) | CBC News (24 February 2021)

Stratford Jail
Prisoners = 9
Staff = 0
Total = 9
Source: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021

South West Detention Centre
Prisoners = 10
Staff = 5
Contractor = 1
Total = 16
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021) | Windsor Star (20 March 2020) | Minister of the Solicitor General (17 January 2021)

St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre
Prisoners = 0
Staff = 1
Total = 1
Source: CBC News (17 July 2020)

Thunder Bay Correctional Centre
Prisoners = 55
Staff = 11
Total = 66
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021) | Toronto Star (29 January 2021)

Thunder Bay Jail
Prisoners = 71
Staff = 18
Total = 89
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021) | Toronto Star (25 January 2021) | Toronto Star (29 January 2021)

Toronto East Detention Centre
Prisoners = 25
Staff = 12
Total = 37
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021) | Minister of the Solicitor General (17 January 2021)

Toronto South Detention Centre
Prisoners = 162
Staff = 1 + 43
Total = 204
Sources: Government of Ontario (22 February 2021CBC News (17 July 2020| Minister of the Solicitor General (17 January 2021)

Unknown Institutions 
Staff = 100 (minus 93 cases attributed to EDMC, MCC, TBCC and TBJ noted above by end-January)
Total = 7
Source: Toronto Star (29 January 2021)

RESEARCH PROJECT AND FUNDING 
The data above was compiled as part of the "COVID-19: Investigating Canada's Carceral Response to the Coronavirus through the Prison Pandemic Partnership" (principal investigator: Kevin Walby, PhD - uWinnipeg | co-investigator: Justin Piché, PhD - uOttawa | partner organization: Canadian Civil Liberties Association) project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The partnership project is housed within the Centre for Access to Information and Justice at the University of Winnipeg. 

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