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02-13-2009, 01:42 AM
Hi Everyone

I am wondering if anyone has information on Ferndale in Mission, especially around visiting?

Thanks in advance!

02-13-2009, 03:24 PM
This is from our "Canada Prison Profiles" section:

Ferndale Institution (Minimum)

33737 Dewdney Trunk Road
P.O. Box 50
Mission, British Columbia
V2V 4L8
(604) 820-5720
Fax: (604) 820-5730
Warden: Brian Lang

Facility Role Statement

As a minimum-security facility, Ferndale concentrates on pre-release preparation of inmates. Programs are aimed at relapse prevention and marketable skill attainment for gradual reintegration to the community. There is a significant amount of contact with the community through a wide variety of activities including the work release provisions and community-volunteer work projects contained in the CCRA.

About the Institution

Ferndale Institution is a minimum-security institution located 3 kilometers north of Mission in the central Fraser Valley and approximately 80 kilometers east of Vancouver. Ferndale opened in 1973 and is one of only two minimum-security institutions in the region. Offenders reside in residential-style housing units. One of the units is equipped with three handicapped rooms to accommodate any handicapped inmates. Offenders are responsible for their own meal preparation as well as the care and maintenance of their housing units. Ferndale shares the penitentiary reserve with Mission Institution.

Facility Characteristics
Date opened: 1973
Security level: Minimum

As of March 31, 1999

Rated capacity: 134
Number of inmates: 116
Number of inmates that are double bunked: 0

~Lilystacey :)

02-13-2009, 04:59 PM
P.S. for visiting hours ect.. Call the institution and ask for the V & C department they will give you all the info you need.
(V & C = Visitation and Correspondence Department)