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Old 03-09-2011, 02:44 AM
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for everyone saying the wait in Millhaven is just a few weeks please dont hope on that. My hubbies cellmate just got moved to Bath and he was in Millhaven for 3 1/2 months.

nahin no you cant take anything with you they will just keep what ever you have on your person in with your personal possessions for when you are released. What you do is put money in an account and then order all your toiletries. When you are at the Don they give you a razor and toothbrush during shower time then take it away when you are done using them before they stick you in your cell. My hubby spent a couple weeks at Don then moved to Metro West for a week now has been in Millhaven for a month and a half.

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What about my medicies. I have high blood pressure and I take some antibiotcis for my throat infection. Can I take my medicies with me in the Don and Millhaven. Please advise. How many hours are you in your cell at the Don and Millhaven. How many people are in one cell at the Don and Millhaven. Are you allowed to go out of your cell during the day. I am very nervous.
Also can you please let me know how do I open my account so that I can order my toileteries. Is it like my bank account or what.
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Old 03-09-2011, 05:32 AM
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nahin yes you can take your medicine maybe take a doctors note with you too just so they know its legit and all that as far as I know they will give you your meds at the time you need them. When my hubby was at the Don he was in his cell for 23 hours a day at Millhaven its about 20 hours a day. In the Don he was the only man to his cell for a little while but he did end up with a cellmate his last few days there. Millhaven there is typically 2 to a cell. He is working on his second cellmate hopefully he will leave before his cellmate this time though. The guards let you outside of your cell to shower make phone calls and to have your meals. They let you know the night before if you are going outside your cell for anything else like medical appointments, to see a councelor, to do courses or group work etc. but otherwise you are not allowed to freely roam around.As far as I know about your account you will either have someone deposit money orders into an account under your name and use that like you would a normal bank account. If someone puts money in an account for you when you are at the Don they will EVENTUALLY transfer that money into your account at Millhaven. Hubby has been in Millhaven for a month and still hasnt gotten his transfered funds. So it may take a while.

hope this helps I know youre nervous if you have any other questions just ask Ill try to help
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Old 03-09-2011, 06:24 AM
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nahin yes you can take your medicine maybe take a doctors note with you too just so they know its legit and all that as far as I know they will give you your meds at the time you need them. When my hubby was at the Don he was in his cell for 23 hours a day at Millhaven its about 20 hours a day. In the Don he was the only man to his cell for a little while but he did end up with a cellmate his last few days there. Millhaven there is typically 2 to a cell. He is working on his second cellmate hopefully he will leave before his cellmate this time though. The guards let you outside of your cell to shower make phone calls and to have your meals. They let you know the night before if you are going outside your cell for anything else like medical appointments, to see a councelor, to do courses or group work etc. but otherwise you are not allowed to freely roam around.As far as I know about your account you will either have someone deposit money orders into an account under your name and use that like you would a normal bank account. If someone puts money in an account for you when you are at the Don they will EVENTUALLY transfer that money into your account at Millhaven. Hubby has been in Millhaven for a month and still hasnt gotten his transfered funds. So it may take a while.

hope this helps I know youre nervous if you have any other questions just ask Ill try to help
Nicky
Thanks Nicky,
23 hours a day in your cell at Don--Really. What does one do there. Is there any toilet roll in the cell to clean up after you take your dump. Is there a bed and blanket in the cell. Typically for how long you are at the Don--I am guessing 3-4 weeks, Is that right.
Regarding the account--Does my family member need to go to the Don jail to open the account for me and put the money. How did you do it for your hubby. I am sorry to ask you stupid questions but I really don't know how this all works. And what about phone calls. How can I make phone calls from the Don and Millhaven.
You mentioned that in Millhaven your hubby is in the cell for 20 hours. What is the activity during those 4 hours when you are out of the cell. Are you allowed to work also or not. Do you know where your Hubby is going after Millhaven. Has he seen the parole officer yet. Please keep me posted where is your hubby going after Millhaven.

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Old 03-09-2011, 07:01 AM
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dont worry about the questions Im sure everyone has the same ones..... I know my hubby while at the done was in protective custody so he used the phone to call home collect ALOT. He also read alot of books. He was at the Don for 3 weeks then moved to Metro West for a week then to Millhaven. When you are out of your cell at Millhaven its to shower and eat your meals and make phone calls if the phones are free. Yes you have toilet paper in the cells and a bunk bed with blanket pillow and blanket and he has told me they really arent comfortable but better then sleeping on the floor. He didnt have bunk beds at the Don there he had a mattress on the floor. Honestly I havent deposited any money in his account his mom did but all she did was mail a money order in his name to the prisons and when they open the mail they take the money order and file it into the bank account.When he was at the Don he made collect calls. When you get moved to Millhaven you have to give someone a list of phone numbers that they then will call and ask if its ok that you call that number collect. If they say yes then you call them collect as normally one does. In Millhaven if you have the money in your account at the begining of each month you can order a callling card which makes calling cell phones possible. He has spoken to someone Im not sure who about where he goes after Millhaven and they say that he most likely will be going to Bath. I dont know if you are allowed to do work in Millhaven I think you may but its something their website might be able to talk more on
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Old 03-09-2011, 08:06 AM
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Thanks Nicky,
I am just very nervous at this time. I thought we cannot take any belongings in the Don and Millhaven. But you are saying that your hubby used to read books in Don, so I am assuming that we are allowed to take books--correct. What do you mean by Protective Custody. What other types of custodies are there. Can you please ask your hubby's Mom and let me know the procedure for depositing money. Do you know how is life at Bath. Is it beter than Millhaven. Can you stay out of your cell for longer time at Bath.
Does everyone go to medium security from Millhaven or you can directly go to minimum security also. I am being sentenced for a white collar crime which is non violent so do you know if I can go to minimum security from Millhaven. Do you know the web site address for Millhaven.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:17 PM
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you cannot take anything with you it will be confiscated if you try
you will be sent to millhaven to be classified there they will decide if you are a flight risk
if they feel you are not you might get to a camp (or minimum security prison) but dont count on it they may send you to a medium first or you might do your time in a medium.. but in most cases no violent cases can endup in a camp .. you will not work untill you are in your final place so you will not work in millhaven.. nothing happens very quickly in prison
so be patient if you have medical problems tell them when they take you in or bring your meds with you and they will take care of it..
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:34 AM
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Thanks mx350
Do you know how unescorted temporary absence works and who is eligible. Can I apply once I am at the final prison. Will i get approved.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:46 PM
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My boyfriend has recently been transferred to Beaver Creek. What do I need to do before I visit him? I read somewhere having unpaid parking tickets can be held against you and you can be refused visitation, is this true? Will I be able to hug him when I visit him? Can I bring him anything? Such as clothing, watch, earings?
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:48 PM
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My boyfriend has recently been transferred to Beaver Creek. What do I need to do before I visit him? I read somewhere having unpaid parking tickets can be held against you and you can be refused visitation, is this true? Will I be able to hug him when I visit him? Can I bring him anything? Such as clothing, watch, earings?
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:11 AM
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Hey Jbeezy....how are the visits at Beaver Creek, can you tell me anything about what it's like there? My bf might be getting transferred there...i hope that parking ticket thing is not true! Did you find out yet?? Any info on Beaver Creek would be appreciated...like visiting hours, visiting approval, location for visits (touch, glass, outside??)..process...thanx
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:49 PM
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just thought i would update my original thread, i m surprised it's still up and running, Well here goes, I did get sentenced to 2 years.. i spent the first 2 weeks being transferred from my local facility to maplehurst(awful)
to finally reaching Millhaven,you do have a tv in your cell which kills alot of time, i don't know if that's changed now, i recommend getting a job for sure, i worked in the kitchen which definitely broke up the time as well as being able to eat like your at home, you immediately get transferred to the work range after getting a job, your priveledges are increased. your
also with a decent group of guys. I spent about 3 months at mau and then was transferred to Beaver creek where i finished my sentence in another 5 months. unless your apr. your not guaranteed a parole hearing, i was eligible at 6 months and this delayed by red tape. Be patient and you will get through it, I found the provincial system was horrible and the federal better, Beaver creek is very easy time, it's like the vacation the never ends, definitely get set up for the family visits in
the cabin, It's really great and helps your time fly, I hope this helps

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Old 03-26-2012, 02:56 AM
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My boyfreind is going to be transfered to Beaver Creek institution. Can anyone give me info on how the family visits work and anything else I need to know? thanks
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For how long was your bf in MAU.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:21 AM
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Call Beaver creek and ask for V& C. they will tell you the facts that you need to know. be sure to get the # you need to call to book your visits.
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Hi There,
My boyfriend just got a 7 year sentence for drug charges. This is his first time offence, he has no prior record. He is currently in Windsor county jail waiting to be transfered to Joyceville for intake and he is most definately headed to Beavercreek. Can somebody tell me how long the intake process is in Joyceville? what are the calling rules in there? How long will he be in intake prison? Also if somebody could tell me how long after he gets to Beavercreek do the 72-hr visits start? How do those work? Are phones available for inmates to call anytime? Do they use phone cards? This is a first for both of us and any help would be very much appreciated. Thank you!!!
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Old 06-18-2015, 04:26 PM
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Hi,
My boyfriend has just left for Beaver Creek today from Joyceville. I would like to start preparing his package. Can someone please let me know what I can include in it, or if there is a list somewhere I can read off of. Also, am I able to bring the package with me in the car when I go to visit? Lastly, how fast do the numbers get approved for calling. Thank you!!!!!!
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If u look at the CSC website u can find a list of what is and isn't allowed. Your BF may also be able to request one from the institution and send it to u

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Hello,
I am planning on visiting my boyfriend this weekend and I would like to stay in Gravenhurst or somewhere in the area for the weekend. Is anybody familiar with the hotels or motels? I tried the Howard Johnson but its booked for the weekend. If someone can help me out I would appreciate it!!!!
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Hello everyone,
I figure I am going to get this thread more current regarding Beavercreek.

Few Questions as I know things have changed in the last few years but here goes:
What is the intake reception like at beaver creek? For both minimum and medium.

How different is Medium from the moment minimum?

Do all ranges/dorms yard together or separate.

Is there more things you are allowed to take there than on the standard list of or pen pack?

Thank you looking forward to all responses!!!
( we really should have sections on all prisons in Canada updated with info)
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Default Beaver creek
Hello everyone,
I figure I am going to get this thread more current regarding Beavercreek.

Few Questions as I know things have changed in the last few years but here goes:
What is the intake reception like at beaver creek? For both minimum and medium.

How different is Medium from the moment minimum?

Do all ranges/dorms yard together or separate.

Is there more things you are allowed to take there than on the standard list of or pen pack?

Thank you looking forward to all responses!!!
( we really should have sections on all prisons in Canada updated with info)
Reposting to see if anyone has any info on beavercreek min and med?
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I can't speak about Beaver Creek specifically but can say something about medium/minimum generally - although the 'mediums' vary quite a bit from one place to another.


One thing about BC/Fenbrook is that it's hard to get to. You have to have a car or some group travel. It's about 15 minutes drive from Gravenhurst, which is itself about 90 minutes or so from Toronto, depending on traffic. On the other hand, it's in a beautiful part of the country. Presumably, though, lots of mosquitoes in the summer...


In minimum you are not in a cell. You live in a house or dorm with a few other guys. You have your own room or share a room with one other person. The houses also have bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms. In most minimums, including BC, you buy your own food and do your own cooking. You can move around freely except at night. There are grounds (i.e. outside areas), not just being in an ugly building - so you have access to grass, trees, sunshine. You can go for walks. There is no 'yard' - as all areas are accessible to everyone except during night lockup (and that is in your house, not in your room).



Normally you will have a job of some kind, though many of them take very little time. There are various activities as well - sports, perhaps a book club, different groups that meet, music.



Pen pack - the list on the CSC site has max and medium (as I recall) - minimum is the same as medium. However many things aren't listed and then it will depend on the particular CO who goes through his packages as to what he or she will or won't allow. Some of those choices seem very arbitrary.


Visiting is quite easy in minimum - though they may search visitors for contraband (doesn't always happen). These are open visits.



I hope that's helpful. Ask if you have specific questions. Maybe someone who's been to BC can respond at some point.
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