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Title: CANADIAN PENITENTARY SERVICE - REPORT OF THE STUDY GROUP ON DISSOCIATION
Author(s): J A VANTOUR; R FOURNIER; J LAVOIE
Corporate Author: Canadian Penitentiary Service
Canada
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 106
Sponsoring Agency: Canadian Penitentiary Service
Ottawa, Canada
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: THE USEFULNESS OF DISSOCIATION (SOLITARY CONFINEMENT) AS A MEANS OF PUNISHMENT AND AS A MEANS OF PROTECTING INMATES IS ASSESSED, AND LIVING CONDITIONS FOR ISOLATED INMATES IN CANADIAN PRISONS ARE EXAMINED.
Abstract: DISSOCIATION REFERS TO THE PRACTICE OF REMOVING AN INMATE FROM THE GENERAL INMATE POPULATION IN ORDER TO PROTECT THE ISOLATED INMATE FROM HARASSMENT BY OTHER INMATES, TO PUNISH AN INMATE FOR FLAGRANT DISCIPLINARY OFFENSES, OR TO ENSURE THE ORDERLY OPERATION OF THE INSTITUTION. TO EXPLORE THE USEFULNESS OF THE PRACTICE AND TO DETERMINE WHETHER IT IS HUMANE, A STUDY GROUP INTERVIEWED INMATES AND STAFF AND OBSERVED INSTITUTIONAL ROUTINES AND LIVING CONDITIONS IN MAXIMUM AND MEDIUM SECURITY INSTITUTIONS THROUGH CANADA. A MAJOR FINDING WAS THE FAILURE OF INSTITUTIONS TO MAINTAIN ADEQUATE RECORDS ON DISSOCIATED INMATES. THERE WERE NO CLEAR DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN THE VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF INMATES HOUSED IN DISSOCIATION UNITS; I.W., INMATES PLACED IN DISSOCIATION FOR OTHER THAN PUNITIVE REASONS TENDED TO TREATED AS THOUGH THEY WERE BEING PUNISHED. RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGING THE REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CUSTODY AND TREATMENT OF DISSOCIATED INMATES AND THE PROCESS BY WHICH THEY ARE DISSOCIATED ARE PRESENTED. OTHER RECOMMENDATIONS RELATE TO TRAINING FOR STAFF MEMBERS IN DISSOCIATION UNITS AND THE PHILOSOPHY AND ATTITUDES OF PRISON ADMINISTRATORS AND STAFF MEMBERS. DETAILS OF THE STUDY FINDINGS, SUPPORTING DATA, AND REFERENCES ARE INCLUDED. (LKM)
Index Term(s): Canada; Inmate discipline; Solitary confinement; Studies
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