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New Haven Provincial Boys’ Training Home records

  • GR-3618
  • Series
  • 1937-1956

The series consists of correspondence, reports, and various administrative and operational records created between 1937 and 1956 by the New Haven Provincial Boys’ Training Home.

The series consists of correspondence regarding the establishment of the Home, and includes several letters related to a “name-the-institution” contest. The series consists of reports to the New Haven Advisory Board, as well as records defining admission criteria, vocational and academic training programs, and proposed recreational activities. The records provide details of correspondence courses and educational plans, the treatment of inmates, details of the buildings and grounds, and the logistics of establishing the school and hiring staff. The series also consists of warrants of commitment from 1937 to 1940.

The series is covered by ORCS 59840-20 of the Corrections Branch ORC (schedule 891849).

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Oakalla case files

  • GR-3616
  • Series
  • 1941-1972

The series consists of punishment ledgers, correspondence, memos, and guidelines created at Oakalla Prison between 1941 and 1972. The records relate to the performance of both inmates and staff and the series includes several reference or review letters for prison employees. The punishment ledgers include the date of punishment, inmate name and number, age of inmate, number of previous infractions, nature of offense, by whom offense reported, sentence, date of sentence and any other remarks made by prison staff. The ledgers are arranged by date of infraction.

The series also consists of a number of memos and correspondence, some of which were written by inmates to the prison warden. The series also includes letters from the Inspector of Gaols to the Oakalla warden. This correspondence includes reports of incidents, escapes, hospitalizations, and conditions in the compound. The series also consists of one file detailing wartime conditions and blackout restrictions.

Records in the series are covered by ORCS 46020-08, 46020-20 and 59840-20 of the Corrections Branch records schedule (schedule 891849).

British Columbia. Dept. of the Attorney-General

Royal Commission of Inquiry into the escape of prisoners from the Lower Mainland Regional Correction Centre, 1988

  • GR-2134
  • Series
  • 1988

The series consists of records created by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the escape of prisoners from the Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre in 1988.

Records include Commissioner's (Honourable Judge Ian L. Drost) report, lists of exhibits, witnesses, days of sitting, counsel appearing and the minutes of proceedings. In addition there are 70 exhibits, which include Commission administrative records such as a certified Order in Council appointing Drost as Commissioner, his oath, notice of public hearings and Gazette notices as well evidence presented to the Commission such as statements, policy and procedure and training books, photographs and drawings of the grounds, cells and individuals involved in the event, two videotapes of previous prison riots and three brass rods.

The series also contains 67 volumes of the transcript of proceedings which took place from January 29 to June 28, 1988.

British Columbia. Royal Commission of Inquiry into the escape of prisoners from the Lower Mainland Regional Correctional Centre, 1988