COVID-19 response: Adult correctional and remand centres

  • Public access – In-person visits allowed with safety precautions in place.
  • Phone access – Available at all centres.
  • Edmonton Remand Centre – Video visits continue.

For more information about Alberta’s COVID-19 response, visit COVID-19 info for Albertans.

Two types of centres

There are 8 adult correctional and remand centres in Alberta.

Correctional centres normally house inmates serving sentences of up to 2 years and remand centres house those awaiting trial.

Inmates serving sentences longer than 2 years serve their sentences in Correctional Service of Canada facilities.

Inmates may be placed in either a correctional or remand centre depending on:

  • centre capacity
  • transfers between centres
  • the best interest of inmates

Both correctional and remand centres can house male and female inmates, but some centres only house males.

Youth serve their sentences in youth custody facilities.

If you want to send an inmate money or personal items, learn how on the Contact an inmate page.

Find a correctional or remand centre

Select a city to find a specific centre’s address and contact information.

Inmate support programs

Correctional and remand centres try to help inmates with different support programs.

Personal supports programs

  • education
  • life management skills
  • professional development
  • addictions and mental health
  • healthy living
  • religious and spiritual

Indigenous supports

  • Indigenous Elders
  • ceremonies
  • religious and spiritual

Letter of incarceration

You may ask for a letter of incarceration by contacting the centre where you are incarcerated.

Indigenous corrections stats

Average daily adult inmate population by centre and by Indigenous status

Average daily adult inmate population by Indigenous status and by age

Ten year trend in average daily adult custody population by Indigenous status 2007-08 to 2016-17

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