Whitehorse, YT

This 7,700 sq.m facility is the only adult correctional facility in the Yukon Territory and serves both male and female inmates as well as remanded and convicted inmates.

Due to the complexity of having many different classifications in a single facility, separations and coordination of circulation spaces were a high priority to minimize confrontation between incompatible inmates. Additionally the WCC project included a First Nations consultation process to ensure that the needs of the First Nations inmates were met. 73% of the inmate population in the Yukon is First Nations and to aid in the rehabilitation of these inmates both spiritual and culturally relevant spaces were included in the design. DGBK’s scope included full services.