South Mackenzie Correctional Centre

The South Mackenzie Correctional Centre (SMCC), managed by the Corrections Service, is located in Hay River and provides custody and supervision for adult male offenders. Both territorial and federal offenders with minimum to therapeutic community security ratings are held here.

South Mackenzie Correctional Centre
2 Studney Drive
Hay River
X0E 0R6

Regular Visiting Hours

  • Monday to Friday from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Special arrangements may be prearranged for alternate times. Please be advised that visitors will be asked to dress appropriately and follow facility rules. This includes being subject to search.


  • Living Without Violence
  • Respectful Relationships
  • Substance Abuse Management
  • Impaired Driving Awareness
  • Northern Sessions and Maintenance program
  • Drug Trafficking program
  • Alcoholics Anonymous (volunteer)
  • Traditional counselling
  • Pre-treatment Healing Program
  • Education (upgrading, life skills)
  • Career Skills programming
  • Community Services
  • Reintegration programming

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