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 medium security ratings are held here, as well as remanded offenders.

South Mackenzie Correctional Centre
34 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.


  • Community involvement
  • Snow removal for seniors
  • Wood-cutting, brushing and cleaning trails for the town
  • Performing maintenance services for the beach
  • Participating in regular community clean-up
  • Providing labour for non-profit and community agencies
  • Reasoning and Rehabilitation
  • Impaired Driving Awareness
  • Anger and Emotion Management
  • Family Violence
  • Pre-treatment Program
  • Education (upgrading, life skills)
  • Psychological services
  • Traditional counselling
  • Reintegration programming
  • Addiction Treatment Program

Related Pages

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