Inmates To Arrive Soon

BlackburnNews.com file photo of the South West Detention Centre, August 2013.

The provincial government says it’ll be moving inmates to Windsor’s new South West Detention Centre in late spring.

Staff at the $247-million facility have already begun training on the direct supervision model, the electronic security system and the building orientation.

The total capacity of the centre is 315 inmates, 268 of which will be male.

The correctional officers hired to guard the new jail are mostly veteran officers from facilities slated for closure, with the addition of 33 new officers.