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NCJ Number: 200712 Find in a Library
Title: Annual Report of the Correctional Investigator 2001-2002
Corporate Author: Canada Correctional Investigator
Date Published: 2002
Page Count: 58
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Investigator
Ottawa Ontario K1P 6L4, Canada
Canada Minister of Public Works and Government Services
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0S5,
Publication Number: ISBN 0-662-65837
Sale Source: Canada Minister of Public Works and Government Services
16A1, 102 Corporate Communications,
Portage III
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0S5,
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Book (Softbound)
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This is the 2001-2002 Annual Report of Canada's Correctional Investigator, who, acting as an ombudsman for Federal offenders, investigates and brings resolution to complaints of individual offenders; the Correctional Investigator is also responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on the Correctional Service's policies and procedures associated with individual complaints to ensure that systemic areas of concern are identified and addressed.
Abstract: Over the course of the reporting year, the Office of the Correctional Investigator received 7,993 complaints. The investigative staff spent 344 days in Federal penitentiaries and conducted in excess of 2,800 interviews with inmates and half again that number of interviews with institutional and regional staff. In addition to responding to individual complaints, the Office has met regularly with inmate committees and other offender organizations. It also makes announced visits biannually to each institution, during which the investigator will meet with any inmate or group of inmates upon request. The areas of complaint continue to focus on those long-standing issues that have been detailed in past Annual Reports. These areas include Aboriginal offenders, women offenders, sexual harassment policy, case preparation and access to programming, preventive security standards and guidelines, institutional violence, inmate injuries, suicides, investigations, special handling unit, double bunking, use of force, allegations of staff misconduct, involuntary transfer and consent to mental health interventions, critical incident stress intervention for inmates, sharing of information with police on the release of an offender, strip search policy, inmate pay, transfers, inmate grievance procedures, elderly and young offenders, and the classification of offenders serving life sentences. This Annual Report also offers recommendations for addressing systemic problems that have given rise to complaints in these areas. This report notes that the observations and recommendations detailed in last year's Annual Report have in large part been ignored. 5 statistical tables
Main Term(s): Correctional reform
Index Term(s): Aborigines; Correctional personnel; Elderly offenders; Female offenders; Inmate compensation; Inmate grievances; Inmate personal security; Inmate segregation; Inmate transfers; Life sentences; Offender classification; Ombudsmen; Professional misconduct; Sexual harassment; Strip searches; Violence
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