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Only bars in metro's new jail are in this large cell in the receiving area where prisoners are kept until transferred to the single cells that look like rooms in a boarding school. Arthur Meen, minister of correctional services, stands behind bars while John Walter, deputy superintendent, holds cell door. Individual cells in new $12 million East Metro Detention Centre have AM-FM radios, private toilets and sinks, writing desks, padded chairs and smoke detectors. Open in full size

Only bars in metro's new jail are in this large cell in the receiving area where prisoners are kept until transferred to the single cells that look like rooms in a boarding school. Arthur Meen, minister of correctional services, stands behind bars while John Walter, deputy superintendent, holds cell door. Individual cells in new $12 million East Metro Detention Centre have AM-FM radios, private toilets and sinks, writing desks, padded chairs and smoke detectors.

Picture, 1977, English

Only bars in metro's new jail are in this large cell in the receiving area where prisoners are kept until transferred to the single cells that look like rooms in a boarding school. Arthur Meen, minister of correctional services, stands behind bars while John Walter, deputy superintendent, holds cell door. Individual cells in new $12 million East Metro Detention Centre have AM-FM radios, private toilets and sinks, writing desks, padded chairs and smoke detectors.

Picture, 1977, English

Notes

Published in Toronto Star, 25 April 1977, page C1, with article "$12 million 'humane' new jail is open". (43.7263263, -79.2804471)

Rights and Licenses

Toronto Star License

Provenance

From the Toronto Star Archives

File Location:

Prisons - Canada - Ontario - Toronto - Metro East Detention Centre

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Baldwin Collection

Branch

Toronto Reference Library

Location

Toronto Star Photo Archive

Call Number / Accession Number

tspa_0011164f