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Government Takes Another Step in replacing Penitentiary

The Provincial Government has taken another step forward in replacing Her Majesty’s Penitentiary.

On Friday, the government issued a Request for Qualifications seeking business teams interested in designing, building, financing and maintaining a new correctional facility.

The new correctional facility will more than double the capacity of the existing facility. The facility will make better use of technology to increase safety, allowing for more programming, recreation, and better mental health and addiction services.

Her Majesty's Penitentiary at 85 Forest Road in St. John's, was built in 1859 and is still operational as a men's and women's correctional facility of the Department of Justice and Public Safety of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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