Effective, just and humane responses to the causes and consequences of crime

Life Imprisonment (1998)

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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Life Imprisonment (1999)

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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Prison and Jail Suicide (1999)

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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Prison Overcrowding (1996)

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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Inmate Education (1997)

An overview of inmate education in the federal penitentiary system. The unique needs of inmate students are discussed and the characteristics of effective correctional education programs are detailed. The impact of prison education on recidivism rates is explored and public influ ence in shaping Canadian corrections policy on education is discussed. (An update of this…

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Inmate Education (2002)

An overview of inmate education in the federal penitentiary system. The unique needs of inmate students are discussed and the characteristics of effective correctional education programs are detailed. The impact of prison education on recidivism rates is explored and public influ ence in shaping Canadian corrections policy on education is discussed. (An update of a…

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Inmate Industries (1997)

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 of this document was written in 2002.) Download

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Inmate Industries (2002)

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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Inmate Rights and Grievance Options (1998)

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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Inmate Voting Rights (1999)

An examination of inmate voting rights in Canada. The issues surrounding inmate voting rights are explored and the John Howard Society of Alberta’s position on inmate voting rights is presented. (An update to a this document was written in 2000.) Download

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