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Correctional Institution registers




A 0017


Dates of Creation 




Physical Description 


6 cu. ft. of textual records
12 volumes


Additional Context 


Under the Manitoba Gaols Act, the Attorney General was given the role of Superintendant of Gaols and was responsible for ensuring that administration of correctional institutes was in compliance with the Act. Legislation required that gaolers submit semi-annual returns listing the names of prisoners, the municipality in which the offences were committed and the offender contained, dates of offender admittance and discharge, and the amount due to the Province for the care and maintenance of each prisoner.


Scope and Content 


Series consists of registers, or calendars, for various judicial districts within the Province of Manitoba. Records summarize the demographics of inmate populations including the names of the prisoners, municipalities where the offence was committed, date of admittance and discharge, nature of the offense, and the amount due to the Province for the care and maintenance of each prisoner. Series also includes prisoner committal ledgers, guard report books from Headingley Correctional Institution and the Portage Provincial Jail, and registers documenting return of prisoners committed, punishment, prisoner descriptions and statistics.

Arranged chronologically.

Click here to see records that make up this series.


Restrictions on Access 


Access is subject to The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Contact the Archives of Manitoba for more information.


Terms For Use and Reproduction 


Researchers are responsible for observing copyright legislation. Permission may be required for any form of publication or exhibition where records are not in the public domain.


Custodial History 


Records transferred to Archives by means other than a records schedule.




'A' series (records with a schedule number with the letter 'A' at the start of the alphanumeric code, e.g. A 0123) are artificial series created by the archives to organize and describe government records that did not come to the archives through the regular government records scheduling process.


Entity or entities that created these records

These records were created by the following Manitoba government entity or entities. Click on the name of the entity for information about this entity and other records it created.

1874-1967 :

Department of the Attorney General

1968-1969 :

Corrections Branch (1968-1969)

1970 :

Corrections Division (1970)

1971-1974 :

Corrections Branch (1971-1974)

1975-1978 :

Ministry of Corrective and Rehabilitative Services


How to proceed

These records must be consulted in the Archives Research Room.

Consult sub-series descriptions for further details.

This material is not available for microfilm loan.

Records that make up this fonds or series 


Northern Judicial District correctional institution registers (including Dauphin and The Pas)


Winnipeg (Eastern) Judicial District correctional institution registers


Portage la Prairie (Central) Judicial District correctional institution registers


Western Judicial District correctional institution register



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