Ottawa jail complaints 3rd highest in Ontario
389 complaints in 2012-13, up from 227 just two years ago, according to 2012-13 ombudsman report
The Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre has 389 complaints against it filed with Ontario's ombudsman, according to the 2012-13 annual report released Tuesday, making it the third-most complained against correctional facility in the province.
Ombudsman Andre Marin released his annual report Tuesday morning. It focused on the G20 fence law, which the Ontario government promised to eliminate almost three years ago.
Complaints against the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre by annual report
2012-13: 3rd place, 389 complaints
2011-12: 3rd place, 300 complaints
2010-11: 4th place, 227 complaints
2009-10: 3rd place, 234 complaints
Marin also detailed the number of complaints for detention centres in Ontario, which looked similar to past years.
The Central North Correction Centre in Penetanguishene, Ont., was far ahead with 665 complaints and the Central East Correction Centre in Lindsay, Ont., came in second with 582.
The Innes Road jail has hovered around third place in complaints for a few years, with a consistent increase over the past two years.
In the 2011-12 report, there were 300 complaints filed, placing the jail third. In 2010-11, the report stated there were 227 complaints, placing the jail fourth.
The number of complaints has increased across the province for all jails, but the OCDC had one of the most noteworthy stories in 2012 when a woman gave birth inside her jail cell.
Complaints to Ontario ombudsman per 2012-13 annual report
|Central North Correctional Centre||Penetanguishene||665|
|Central East Correctional Centre||Lindsay||582|
|Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre||Ottawa||398|
|Toronto West Detention Centre||Toronto||341|
|Maplehurst Correctional Complex||Milton||328|
|Hamilton-Wentworth Detention Centre||Hamilton||278|
|Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre||London||249|
|Vanier Centre for Women||Milton||249|
|Niagara Detention Centre||Thorold||191|