New Toronto jail, with state of the art, eco-friendly features, set to open

A new detention centre will soon become the largest correctional facility in Ontario and will boast several eco-friendly measures and unique features such as space for aboriginal smudging ceremonies.

The Toronto South Detention Centre has space for up to 1,650 inmates – about 500 more than the capacity of the facilities it’s replacing, the Toronto West Detention Centre and the Toronto Jail, known as the Don Jail.

....In a 2003 study conducted by Dr. Richard Wener, a professor of Environmental Psychology at New York Polytechnic University, good lighting is a critical part of environmental design.

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