Prisons with supermax facilities

North American region


United States

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Most of these facilities only contain supermax wings or sections, with other parts of the facility under lesser security measures.


Complete list of Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) institutions

  • Atlantic
    • Nova Institution for Women—Atlantic Institution—Dorchester Penitentiary—Springhill Institution—Westmorland Institution --
  • Quebec
    • Archambault Institution—Cowansville Institution—Donnacona Institution—Drummond Institution—Federal Training Centre—Joliette Institution—La Macaza Institution—Leclerc Institution—Montée St.-François Institution—Port-Cartier Institution—Regional Reception Centre—Sainte-Anne-des-Plaines Institution --
  • Ontario
    • Grand Valley Institution for Women—Bath Institution—Beaver Creek Institution—Collins Bay Institution—Fenbrook Institution—Frontenac Institution—Isabel McNeil House—Joyceville Institution—Kingston Penitentiary—Millhaven Institution—Pittsburgh Institution—Regional Treatment Centre—Warkworth Institution—Prison for Women --
  • Prairies
    • Edmonton Institution for Women—Bowden Institution—Drumheller Institution—Edmonton Institution—Grande Cache Institution—Grierson Centre—Okimaw Ohci Healing Lodge—Pê Sâkâstêw—Regional Psychiatric Centre—Riverbend Institution—Rockwood Institution—Stony Mountain Institution—Saskatchewan Federal Penitentiary--
  • Pacific
    • Fraser Valley Institution for Women—Ferndale Institution—Kent Institution—Kwìkwèxwelhp Healing Lodge—Matsqui Institution—Mission Institution—Mountain Institution—Regional Health Centre—William Head Institution--

South America





Notable supermax inmates

  • David Ayala, Infamous leader of Chicago's Gangster Two Six street gang.
  • Charles Bronson, United Kingdom: British bank robber & serial hostage taker. Has spent 26 years in Maximum-security solitary conditions. Received a life sentence in 2000 for a hostage taking incident, lasting over 40 hours in Hull Prison.
David Berkowitz, "The Son of Sam", serial killer