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NCJ Number: 81491 Find in a Library
Title: New Inmate Pay Program
Corporate Author: Canada Correctional Service
Date Published: 1981
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Canada Correctional Service
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0P9, 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
Language: English; French
Country: Canada
Annotation: This newsletter explains a new inmate pay program developed by the Correctional Service of Canada.
Abstract: The new program is designed to equitably provide inmates with pay according to their jobs. Under this plan, inmates who participate in assigned employment, including education and training, agriculture, institution services, industrial protection, and other employment, will receive a rate of pay which recognizes their work contribution. Refusal to work will be considered a disciplinary matter and the privilege of receiving pay will be revoked. Inmates willing to work, but for whom work is not available, will receive a base rate of pay or allowance. Approximately 700 jobs have been identified and defined. Every institution will have an Inmate Employment Board which will be responsible for the overall administration of inmate pay, including assessment and assignment of inmate jobs, removal of inmates from jobs, increase and decrease in pay, upgrading or downgrading inmate job levels, and informing staff and inmates of the application of rules and regulations affecting the new pay program. Full-time work will require at least 30 hours for maximum-security institutions and at least 35 hours for medium- and minimum-security institutions. The newsletter also explains overtime regulations and procedures for inmate savings, deductions, and withdrawals. Tables are included.
Index Term(s): Canada; Correctional industries; Pay rates
Note: Document includes English and French versions.
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