Central North Correctional Centre

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Central North Correctional Centre
Correctional Services Logo.jpg
LocationPenetanguishene, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates44°47′51″N 79°55′23″W / 44.79752°N 79.92306°W / 44.79752; -79.92306Coordinates: 44°47′51″N 79°55′23″W / 44.79752°N 79.92306°W / 44.79752; -79.92306
Security classMedium/Maximum
Managed byManagement and Training Corporation
Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
(since 2006)

The Central North Correctional Centre is a maximum security prison located in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada. From 2001 to 2006, it was the only privately run correctional facility in Canada.


The Central North Correctional Centre was commissioned in November 2001 to replace the outdated Barrie Jail, Parry Sound Jail, and Guelph Correctional Centre. It opened as the first privately operated correctional facility in Canada. A US-based company Management and Training Corporation Canada (MTCC) from Centerville, Utah was contracted by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services to operate the facility for five years. Following the completion of the five-year term, the contract between the Ontario Government and MTCC. was not renewed. The operation of the facility was turned over to the government on November 10, 2006.[1][2]

Uniform patch from 2001 to 2006, while CNCC was privatized.

CNCC Inmate Art[edit]

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  1. ^ a b "Central North Correctional Centre Transferring To Public Sector Operation" (Press release). Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services. April 27, 2006. Archived from the original on October 9, 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-07.
  2. ^ "Ontario to take back control of private super-jail". CBC News. November 10, 2006. Retrieved 2008-06-07.