William Head Institution

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William Head Institution is a Canadian minimum-security federal correctional institution for men located in Metchosin, British Columbia, about 25 kilometers southwest of Victoria on the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island. The Institution opened in 1959 and can house 180 inmates. Inmates live in four groups of four duplexes, which can each house five people. William Head uses an individual approach focused on basic programs.[1]

Facility Characteristics:

Institution for male offenders. Security level: Minimum.

Date opened: 1959.

Number of inmates: 94.

Average length of sentences:

- Less than 40 months: 20 per cent of inmates.

- 40 months and over: 27 per cent of inmates.

- Life sentence: 53 per cent of inmates.

Number of employees: 101.

Reported: April 2010