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NCJ Number: 152873 Find in a Library
Title: Annual Report of the Correctional Investigator 1992-1993
Corporate Author: Canada Correctional Investigator
Date Published: 1993
Page Count: 135
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Investigator
Ottawa Ontario K1P 6L4, Canada
Canada Ministry of Supply and Services
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5, Canada
Publication Number: ISBN 0-662-59882-2
Sale Source: Canada Ministry of Supply and Services
123 Slater Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0S5,
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: The 1992-1993 annual report of Canada's Correctional Investigator indicates that several changes have occurred in the field of Federal corrections, the most significant being the enactment of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act of 1992.
Abstract: This legislation has clarified procedural and administrative fairness requirements in corrections and has tied those requirements to a detailed statement of principles. In addition, the legislation has clarified the Correctional Investigator's mandate and function and has heightened the need to advise the Correctional Service of Canada on offender-related problems. The question of whether the Corrections and Conditional Release Act increases the Correctional Investigator's powers is assessed. Complaint issues before the Correctional Investigator during 1992-1993 are noted, including special handling units, inmate pay, inmate grievances, inmate access to mental health care, offender rights and privileges, double bunking, inmate transfers, hostage taking in correctional facilities, mental incompetence, the use of force, and inmate injuries. Statistics on complaints received by the Correctional Investigator are tabulated. An appendix contains Part III of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act which pertains to the Correctional Investigator. 8 tables
Main Term(s): Corrections annual reports
Index Term(s): Canada; Corrections in foreign countries; Corrections statistics; Foreign correctional systems; Foreign inmates; Foreign laws; Foreign offenders; Prisoner's rights
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