June 7, 2014: Three prisoners escaped in a helicopter piloted by an unknown person. The helicopter landed in the yard of the prison where three prisoners boarded it before it took off westward towards Montreal. The prisoners were at large for over two weeks before law
February 6, 2014: Kawartha Lakes Police responded with a heavy police presence to a disturbance at Central East Correctional Centre. According to prison officials, inmates in one unit of the prison reportedly started multiple small fires and damaged their cells and the unit
September 20, 2013: About 200 immigrant detainees stage a protest and hunger strike in response to a recent mass transfer and the prison conditions that denied them access to their legal counsel, family visitation, and recreational programming. Due to the lack off
March 17, 2013: Two people posing as tourists chartered a helicopter and then directed its pilot at gunpoint to fly them to break a prisoner out of jail. The prisoners were recaptured shortly after the escape about 30 miles north of the jail.