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NCJ Number: 134637 Find in a Library
Title: Basic Facts About Corrections in Canada, 1991
Corporate Author: Canada Correctional Service
Date Published: 1991
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Service
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9, Canada
Type: Citizen Involvement Material
Format: Document
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This pamphlet is designed to provide answers to basic questions about corrections in Canada.
Abstract: The first chapter provides information on Canadian crime rates and rates of adult and juvenile imprisonment as well as statistics regarding probation and parole, pardons, and Canadian correctional facilities. The second chapter deals with the Federal correctional system, run under the auspices of the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC). There is information on CSC facilities and on characteristics of the offender population including, inter alia, distribution of offender population by region and by security level, admissions and releases, offender profiles, and sentencing data. The pamphlet covers parole and mandatory supervision, temporary absences, inmate education and employment, and inmate rights. The final two sections examine the CSC budget, expenditures, and revenues, and costs of incarceration.
Main Term(s): Foreign correctional systems
Index Term(s): Canada; Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign crime statistics; Foreign inmates
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