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NCJ Number: 10803 Find in a Library
Title: COMMISSION OF INQUIRY INTO CERTAIN DISTURBANCES AT KINGSTON PENITENTIARY DURING APRIL, 1971, REPORT OF
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Canada Solicitor General
Canada
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Solicitor General
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P8, Canada
Information Canada
Ottawa, Ontario KIA OS9, Canada
Publication Number: U
Sale Source: Information Canada
171 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario KIA OS9,
Canada
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: AN INSURRECTION AT A CANADIAN PENITENTIARY IS DESCRIBED AND ITS CAUSES ARE ASCERTAINED IN ORDER TO RECOMMEND MORE EFFECTIVE SECURITY MEASURES TO PREVENT FURTHER UPRISINGS.
Abstract: AN HOUR-BY-HOUR ACCOUNT OF AN INMATE UPRISING WHICH WAS PLANNED BY A FEW INMATES IN RESPONSE TO FACILITY CONDITIONS AT KINGSTON PENITENTIARY IS GIVEN IN THIS REPORT. SOME OF THE ITEMS SPECIFICALLY UNDER INVESTIGATION WERE - THE IDENTITY OF THOSE PERSONS WHO ACTED AS LEADERS, WHETHER OR NOT THE PLANNING OF THE INSURRECTION HAD COME TO THE ATTENTION OF ANY CORRECTIONAL OFFICER, AND WHAT AMOUNT OF PHYSICAL VIOLENCE WAS PERPETRATED DURING THE DISTURBANCES. THE REPORT ALSO EXAMINES THE FAILURE OF KINGSTON PENITENTIARY AS A REHABILITATION CENTER AND DEVOTES A MAJOR PORTION OF THE INQUIRY EXPLORING THE CONFLICT AND RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CUSTODIAL AND REHABILITATIVE FUNCTIONS OF A PRISON. TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM ORDER AND DISCIPLINE WITHIN A REHABILITATIVE CONTEXT THE REPORT INCLUDES A NUMBER OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE UPDATING OF RULES AND GUIDELINES FOR CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS.
Index Term(s): Canada; Correctional institutions (adult); Facility conditions; Inmate discipline; Inmate grievances; Maximum security; Prison disorders; Violence
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