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NCJ Number: 63047 Find in a Library
Title: CORRECTIONAL INVESTIGATOR - ANNUAL REPORT - 1977-1978 CANADA
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Canada Correctional Investigator
Canada
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 49
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Investigator
Ottawa Ontario K1P 6L4, Canada
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Canada
Annotation: IN THIS ANNUAL REPORT, THE CORRECTIONS INVESTIGATOR (CI) OF CANADA DISCUSSES CI RESPONSIBILITIES, AND CORRECTIONS PROCEDURES, TRANSFERS, AND OTHER MATTERS INVOLVING INMATE GRIEVANCES.
Abstract: CIS ARE EMPOWERED TO INVESTIGATE INMATE COMPLAINTS ON THEIR OWN INITIATIVE OR BY REQUEST OF CANADA'S SOLICITOR GENERAL. PRISONS ARE OFTEN UNRESPONSIVE TO CI INQUIRIES, AND PRISON PERSONNEL OFTEN COVER FOR EACH OTHER TO RETAIN FINANCIAL SUPPORT. ALTHOUGH A 32 PERCENT DECREASE IN INMATE COMPLAINTS RESULTED MAINLY FROM POLICY CHANGES REQUIRING THAT INMATES EXHAUST ALL OTHER AVENUES OF COMPLAINT BEFORE APPLYING TO THE CI, PRISONS COMPLAIN THAT THE CI OFFICE IS INSENSITIVE TO THEM; CI PERSONNEL OFTEN DO NOT HAVE SUFFICIENT TIME TO PROPERLY RESEARCH INMATE COMPLAINTS. THE MAJORITY OF COMPLAINTS RESULT FROM INMATE TRANSFERS TO MORE SECURE PRISONS. MANY REGIONAL PRISONS HAVE BEEN FOUND TO AUTHORIZE TRANSFERS WITHOUT ADEQUATE JUSTIFICATION. CONFUSION STILL EXISTS AMONG PRISON AUTHORITIES ABOUT PENITENTIARY SERVICE REGULATIONS. SPECIAL HANDLING UNITS RECENTLY ESTABLISHED TO HANDLE DANGEROUS INMATES RAISE CONTROVERSY, AS MANY INMATES ASSIGNED TO THEM OBJECT TO THE PROCEDURES INVOLVED. ALSO DISCUSSED ARE PAROLE, SOLITARY CONFINEMENT, DISCIPLINE, PROCESSING INMATE CLAIMS, AND MEDICAL DEVELOPMENTS. RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE IMPLEMENTING BETTER PROGRAMS FOR INMATES IN SOLITARY CONFINEMENT AND BETTER ADMINISTRATIVE PRACTICES FOR SEIZING AND HANDLING INMATE PROPERTY. APPENDIXES CONTAIN CI DIRECTIVES. FOOTNOTES AND TABLES ARE INCLUDED. --IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH. (PAP)
Index Term(s): Abuse of authority; Canada; Correctional reform; Inmate discipline; Inmate grievances; Ombudsmen; Parole; Prisoner's rights; Solitary confinement
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