Okanagan Correctional Centre
The Okanagan Correctional Centre (OCC) provides 378 high-security inmate cells and houses up to 558 inmates either awaiting trial, or sentenced for up to two years less a day. Adult males are accommodated in 360 cells organized within ten living units, each containing 36 cells. The facility consists of two clusters of four living units, and a third cluster of two living units grouped with a segregation unit, a special handling unit and a health care area. Females are included in the third housing pod with an 18-cell living unit. An interim housing unit for 15 inmates is co-located with the Admissions and Discharge component for prisoners needing short-term custodial accommodation. Additional supporting components consist of Admitting and Discharge, Programs, Food Services, Health Services, Segregation, Reception and Visits, Laundry, Security and Central Control, Staff Services, and Administration.
- 2017 American Institute of Architects’ Justice Facilities Review
- 2015 Silver Community Involvement Award, CCPPP