Series GR-2883 - Warrants of commitment and other material

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Warrants of commitment and other material

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  • 1913-1917 (Creation)
    Saanich Prison Farm

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Originals, 40 cm

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([ca. 1913]-1917)

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The Saanich Prison Farm on Wilkinson Road, funded by the Attorney-General's Department, was opened September 12, 1914 [1913?] to house male prisoners doing hard labour on Vancouver Island. It operated from 1914 until 20 November 1917. In 1919, Mental Health Services assumed jurisdiction of the Saanich Prison Farm and renamed the Provincial Mental Home, Colquitz, B.C. (or Colquitz Mental Hospital). The facility was re-established as the Wilkinson Road jail (or Vancouver Island Unit) in 1964. It was expanded and updated through the years and renamed Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre.

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Warrants of commitment and other forms documenting admissions to Victoria Gaol and Nanaimo Gaol, 1913-1914 and the Saanich Prison Farm, 1914-1917.

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See GR-306 for additional records. See also GR-310.

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Accession number(s): 91-5773; G88-070

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  • Box: 000069-0862