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NCJ Number: 10702 Find in a Library
Title: CANADA - TASK FORCE ON RELEASE OF INMATES - REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Information Canada
Canada
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 185
Sponsoring Agency: Information Canada
Ottawa, Ontario KIA OS9, Canada
Publication Number: U
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: STUDY OF PAROLE STRUCTURES AND PROCEDURES IN CANADA, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A MORE DECENTRALIZED SYSTEM.
Abstract: WITH THE EXCEPTIONS OF THE PROVINCES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ONTARIO, THE PRESENT PAROLE SYSTEM IN CANADA, OPERATED BY THE NATIONAL PAROLE BOARD, IS A FEDERAL CONCERN. THE STUDY OUTLINES MANY OF THE PROBLEMS OF THIS SYSTEM, SUCH AS EXCESSIVE CENTRALIZATION, SHORTAGE OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE PAROLE OPERATION AND THE INABILITY OF PAROLE BOARD MEMBERS TO DEVOTE ADEQUATE TIME TO PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THE MAINTENANCE OF EFFECTIVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE OTHER COMPONENTS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM - POLICE, COURTS AND CORRECTIONS. TO SOLVE THESE PROBLEMS, A DECENTRALIZED SYSTEM, CONSISTING OF LOCAL AND REGIONAL BOARDS, IS RECOMMENDED. LOCAL BOARDS, COMPOSED OF INSTITUTIONS WITHIN EACH REGION, WOULD HAVE JURISDICTION OVER NONVIOLENT PAROLE CASES WITH SENTENCES OF FIVE YEARS OR LESS. A REGIONAL BOARD, CONSISTING OF A CITIZEN AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM ALL AREAS OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE, WOULD BE SET UP IN EACH OF THE FIVE REGIONS WITH JURISDICTION OVER ALL OTHER CASES. FINALLY, A NATIONAL COMMISSIONER OF PAROLE WOULD BE APPOINTED TO OVERSEE AND COORDINATE THE WORK OF REGIONAL BOARDS.
Index Term(s): Allied Law Enforcement Radio Tie; Canada; Community-based corrections (adult); Cost/Benefit Analysis; Parole; Parole board; Parolees; Probation or parole decisionmaking; Program coordination; Regionalization
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