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NCJ Number: 147723 Find in a Library
Journal: Journal of Prisoners on Prison  Volume:5  Issue:1  Dated:(Autumn 1993)  Pages:26-32
Author(s): R Glaremin
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 7
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: As of November 1, 1992, Federal prisons and parole in Canada have been governed by the Corrections and Conditional Release Act.
Abstract: The Act relies heavily on the concept of reintegration, so that nearly all Canadians incarcerated in Federal institutions will be released at some point. Therefore, the Act charges the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) to assist inmates in preparing for a crime-free life outside prison. The Act directs both the CSC and the National Parole Board (NPB) to use the least restrictive means available to them concerning the management of individuals under sentence. The programs that CSC offers to prisoners include drug and alcohol rehabilitation and living skills training. Another progressive aspect of the Act is the allowance it makes for the cultural differences between native societies and Canadian society in general; in many cases, native communities will be entrusted with the care of their own inmates. The one provision in the Act with which the author takes exception is the reinstatement of urinalysis for Federal prisoners.
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Canada; Criminology; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign laws; Foreign probation or parole services
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