Ontario prison replaces 25ft high concrete wall with large hedge

Mr. Dunn claims that replacing the concrete walls with large ficus hedges is all part of a new rehabilitation program. (Ted S. Warren/CP Images)

Mr. Dunn claims that replacing the concrete walls with large ficus hedges is all part of a new rehabilitation program. (Ted S. Warren/CP Images)

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Residents of the Tiguan Region in Ontario are scratching their heads this week after learning that administrators at the Collins Creek Penitentiary have gone ahead with their plans to replace a 25ft high concrete wall with a hedge.


In conversation with This is That, Orlando Dunn, the Collins Creek warden, admitted that the hedge will not be as secure, but he assured locals that it would be more pleasing to the eye.

"I trust that my inmates will not attempt to go through the hedge" said Dunn, adding "and if they try to, this is a thick hedge ... they will get scratched up pretty good"

Listen to our interview with Mr. Dunn to hear more about why he thinks a prison hedge has its advantages.

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