The Kenora Jail is set to receive new correctional officers.

In total, 123 new correctional officers have been hired across Ontario with 32 graduates will work in the Northern Region at the Fort Frances Jail, Kenora Jail, Monteith Correctional Complex, Sudbury Jail and Thunder Bay Correctional Centre.

Of the 32 graduates, five will be working at the Kenora Jail.

“Our government continues to strengthen Ontario’s justice system by hiring more staff to support correctional services,” said Solicitor General Michael Kerzner in a prepared release on Friday.

“Correctional officers contribute to the safety of our communities and provide a vital service within the justice system, and we are proud to have their backs. On behalf of the Ontario government, I applaud every person who has chosen a career in corrections and thank them for their commitment to public service and to ensuring inmates have what they need for successful rehabilitation while in custody,” continued Solicitor General Michael Kerzner.