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NCJ Number: 142109 Find in a Library
Title: Management Focus
Journal: Forum on Corrections Research  Volume:2  Issue:3  Dated:1990  Pages:18-21
Editor(s): F. J. Porporino; C. Tellier
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 4
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Program/Project Evaluation
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: This article is devoted to the activities of two Canadian regional psychiatric centers (Prairies and Pacific), the Regional Treatment Center in Ontario, and Dorchester Penitentiary in treating mentally disordered offenders.
Abstract: The Regional Psychiatric Center (Prairies) is operated by the Correctional Service of Canada in affiliation with the University of Saskatchewan. The center provides assessment and treatment programs for inmates and has a 106-bed capacity. The Regional Psychiatric Center (Pacific), originally opened as a drug treatment center for female inmates, is now a male psychiatric center. The center provides for the mental health needs of inmates through assessment and treatment and a full range of library services, educational programs, life skills training, and substance abuse treatment. The Regional Treatment Center in Ontario is a 90-bed mental health facility that has a sex offender program and female, acute psychiatric, subacute and assessment, and rehabilitation units. Dorchester Penitentiary delivers several intensive therapeutic programs to offenders with addictions, learning disabilities, and mental disorders and to sex offenders and inmates with anger management problems. 2 tables
Main Term(s): Mentally ill inmates
Index Term(s): Canada; Foreign inmate programs; Inmate health care; Mental disorders; Psychiatric services
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