Full Title: Housing Challenges and Barriers of Senior Adults Being Discharged from Provincial and Federal Correctional Facilities in the Greater Edmonton Area “The results of our qualitative interviews of clients and service providers supports the findings within our literature review of the challenges facing seniors upon release…This research project supports that a lack of shelter…

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Solitary confinement is a form of punishment that separates an inmate from human contact for more than 22 hours a day. A solitary confinement cell typically includes one mattress, one slot in the door for food, one sink and one toilet. Download

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An analysis focussing on the provisions for life imp risonment sentencing and the number of “lifers” currently serving sentences in Canadian institutions. Also discussed are the various programs available to lifers. (This document was updated in 1999.) Download

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An analysis focussing on the provisions for life imp risonment sentencing and the number of “lifers” currently serving sentences in Canadian institutions. Also discussed are the various programs available to lifers. (An update of a document written in 1998.) Download

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A look at suicide, which is the most common cause of death in Canadian correctional institutions. Possible causes and indicators of prison suicide, risk factors and present methods of treatment, intervention and prevention are discussed. Download

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A briefing paper citing the problems of overcrowding in Canadian prisons, particularly in federal penitentiaries. The effects of prison overcrowding and ways to reduce overcrowding are explored. Download

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A discussion of the history and development of inmate industries. The paper provides an overview of the types of industries and programs operating within the corrections system. It also explores the major issues facing private sector involvement in inmate industries. (An update to a document written in 1997.) Download

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An examination of inmates’ rights (past and present) as w ell as the grievance procedures available to provinci a l and federal inmates. Included is the function of the Alberta Ombudsman and the federal Correctional Investigator, as well as a critique of their effectiveness. Download

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