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NCJ Number: 157150 Find in a Library
Title: Census '93: Report of the 1993 Census of Provincial Correctional Centres in British Columbia, Working Document
Author(s): R M Gordon; J Nelson
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 83
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Department of Justice
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8, Canada
Publication Number: WD1994-17e
Sale Source: Canada Department of Justice
Justice Bldg. Kent St., at Wellington St.
Ottawa ON K1A 0H8,
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: A census of all adult and youth provincial correctional facilities in British Columbia, Canada, was undertaken in 1993 to gather descriptive information on ethnocultural issues.
Abstract: Specific census objectives were to develop an ethnocultural profile of British Columbia's adult prison and youth detention center populations, to identify problems in the facilities that involved ethnicity, and to devise problem solutions. Of 1,952 people incarcerated on the census date, 529 inmates were interviewed. Most inmates were male and were born in Canada. The majority of inmates were Caucasian, followed by Aboriginal. Nonaboriginal ethnocultural groups (Asians, Blacks, Indo- Canadians, and Hispanics) were significantly underrepresented in British Columbia's correctional facilities. The total representation of immigrant inmates was 11 percent, compared to 22.3 percent in the general population of British Columbia. Recommendations to improve services and programs for ethnocultural inmates are offered. Additional information and forms related to the correctional facility census are appended. 7 tables and 3 figures
Main Term(s): Corrections in foreign countries
Index Term(s): Aborigines; Canada; Corrections statistics; Foreign correctional facilities; Foreign inmates; Inmate characteristics; Minorities
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