Support the Return of Penitentiary Farms to Kingston

Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is seeking public input as part of a feasibility study on re-establishing agriculture and agri-food operations that would include offender employment initiatives at the former penitentiary farm locations of Collins Bay and Joyceville Institution. 

Have your say here: http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/consult/index-en.shtml

Here are a few Important points to consider and include in your response:

  • Rehabilitative success through meaningful work
  • Development of empathy through working with, and developing relationships with animals
  • Best use for land surrounding Collins Bay and Joyceville institutions
  • Yet another form of local food and local agriculture
  • Skills development for inmates
  • Possible production of high-value products - dairy, cheese, etc.

For more information on the prison farms, visit the following links: