Take A Look Inside Windsor’s Old Jail

Tuesday November 4th, 2014

Posted at 2:01pm

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A notice to inmates in case of a fire at the Windsor Jail

The media was invited to tour the recently closed Windsor Jail in Sandwich Town, Tuesday morning and the public is invited to explore the facility next week.

The Windsor Jail was built in 1925 after a fire destroyed the facility of the Essex County Jail. The Jail is 89 years old.

The building is three stories high and 35, 000 square feet. The facility sits on approximately one half acre.

The Jail’s original capacity held 101 beds and its current capacity holds 197 beds.

In the last 20 years the jail has admitted more than 20,000 individuals.

The jail ceased operations on August 25th of this year and inmates were transferred to the new South West Detention Centre in Windsor.

At this point, it is undetermined what the future holds for the Windsor Jail.

The public can tour the jail from November 14th to 16th. A limited number of tickets are available to the public. Tickets can be purchased online at https://windsor-jail-tour.eventbrite.ca.

A view of the 20-foot cement walls surrounding the facility

The kitchen inside the Windsor Jail

A view of the inmate cells

Inside of a cell

Segregation cells

The visitor room

Leftover inmate suits

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