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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Inmate Voting Rights (2000)

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 document written in 1999.) Download

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Effects of Long Term Incarceration (1999)

An overview of the effects of long-term incarceration and the ways in which prisoners deal with lengthy confinement. Issues dealt with include deprivation, fear of deterioration, effects on relationships inside and outside the prison environment, self-esteem and personality change. Download

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Boot Camps: Issues for Canada (1998)

An examination of boot camp design, structure and utility. The remarkable growth of boot camps in the United States is examined and evaluative information is provided when possible. The issues surrounding the use of boot camps in Canada are outlined. Download

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