Penticton residents reject correctional facility proposal

Penticton residents voted overwhelmingly against proposal

Penticton residents voted two-to-one against a proposed correctional centre.

About 24 per cent of the community’s 26,500 eligible voters turned out to take part in the week-long opinion poll, a total of 6,445 participants answering the question, “Do you approve of a Provincial Correctional Centre being constructed and operated within Penticton city limits?”

Of those voters, 4,302 voted against the concept of bringing the prison to the Penticton area. Only about a third – 2,143 – of the votes cast in the poll werein support of the facility.