Letter to the Editor – Correctional Facility

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Dear Editor,

In response to Roger Parnell’s letter in April 6 Times, one has to wonder what they are hiding!  Are they afraid someone else will remember the Rideau Correction Centre in Burritts Rapids? It was brought to light in a recent letter to the editor in the Ottawa Citizen outlining its previous existence. It opened on farm land in 1947 and closed in 2004. It was demolished in 2013. The land is still held by Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correction Service. As the writer of this letter (George Neville of Ottawa) suggests, it would be more appropriate to erect the prison on this land.

Has anyone even remembered or raised the possibility of this site either locally or provincially?

Mary Sue Boyle 

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