BC Public Service Corrections – Kamloops Regional Corrections Centre

BC Public Service Corrections – Kamloops Regional Corrections Centre


♪♪♪ [Sawing] INMATE:
This is a half-inch, and those are three-eighths. OFFICER:
Yeah, perfect. OFFICER:
How are we going
to attach those? Do you want to brad nail them
and glue them? SEAN:
Here at KRCC, we have two shops, we have the metal shop, and the carpenter shop. We run about 12 – 14
inmates down here doing various projects from storage sheds, a fire-pit, repair work
for meal carts, and we also do projects for Wildlife Park, setting up for their
Wildlights Display during the winter. ♪♪♪ CLAYTON:
At Kamloops Regional
Corrections Centre, we run a variety of
work programs. This is one of them, setting up the community gardens for the local people to do their gardening. SEAN:
We get a lot of guys in here that haven’t had any trades
or anything, and this just kind of helps them out
as a stepping stone to where they might want to go. So we give them the basic knowledge of how to use the equipment, the safety around
all the equipment, and kind of prep them for… if it’s something that they want to pursue
on the outside. OFFICER:
We’ll utilize the long lengths for the top
and the bottom rails. INMATE:
That’s right. OFFICER:
Yeah, okay. Carry on, you know
what you’re doing. ♪♪♪ ♪♪♪ PAMELA:
Before I got into Corrections, I worked for the airlines, and I originally wanted to use Corrections as a stepping stone
for policing. And once I got into Corrections, I decided that this was something that I really enjoyed and something that
I really wanted to do. PAMELA:
He actually wants to move
to Penticton, and he needs his probation order changed to Penticton, so how do I go about doing that? OFFICER:
When that happens, basically you’ve got… PAMELA:
One of my favourite things to do as the Mental Health
Liaison Officer is to work with all the
different outside agencies. Working with forensics, probation, RCMP, psych nurses, street nurses, the community comes together to help inmates
with their release planning, to help ensure that they are set up for when they are released, that they have something
to go to, rather than nothing. I would absolutely recommend a career
in Corrections to anyone who is thinking of it. You work with all different
kinds of people, you work as a team, there are plenty of
opportunities. I have learned so much, I’ve grown as a person, had the opportunity to work different types of work, different types of shift work. The opportunities are plentiful. ♪♪♪

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