One of Manitoba’s youth jails can be reduced or replaced

One of Manitoba’s youth jails can be relocated or reduced, as a Winnipeg city councilor informed.

John Orlikow made his proposal to close or to move one of the children's prisons in order to expand Kenaston Boulevard.

This boulevard connects the airport to the southeast areas of the city. The provincial government of the province did not take this idea positively, but he hopes that the new Progressive Conservative government will see all the advantages that these changes can bring.

We want to add that this center is the only one in Winnipeg and it contains 150 beds for guys and girls, the second center in the province contains beds only for men.

However, the union that represents jail guards, did not support this idea, explaining their decision by saying that Winnipeg is the largest city in the province and reducing the youth jail can be fraught with negative consequences. In addition, the union opposed the relocation of the jail to another place because it is located next to the Winnipeg court.

Justice Minister informed that the decision will not be made in the nearest future because the government needs to consider all the pros and cons. He said that the government is open to discussing this idea, but is not yet ready to say its answer.

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