Report: Housing Challenges of Seniors Leaving Prison (2019)

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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Fact Sheet: Solitary Confinement (2019)

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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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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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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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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