Justice

Review of the Detention Provisions of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (1999)

The following brief was submitted by the John Howard Society of Canada to Government of Canada's Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights, as part of the review of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA). This document discusses and makes recommendations about the detention provisions of the CCRA.

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1999-01-01

Review of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act (1999)

The following brief focuses on the three elements of the Corrections and Conditional Release Act that the authors believe are of particular importance in achieving the purpose of federal corrections:
(a) fair and legal treatment of prisoners,
(b) professional treatment and programs, and
(c) properly operated gradual release processes.

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1999-01-01

Transition to the Community, Prison Literacy Programs and Factors Which Lead to Success in the Community (1997)

This is a report of a research conducted by the John Howard Society at five prisons in Manitoba and Saskatchewan during the spring of 1997. Five teachers and fifty-seven male students participated in the study which sought to describe what occurs in prison schools, reasons for prison school attendance, school-related goals upon release, and self-identified factors influencing success of these goals.

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1997-01-01

Literacy and the Courts (1996)

Protecting the Right to Understand

The majority of people who are charged, act as witnesses, or sit on juries in the criminal justice system may not be able to use written legal documents or materials effectively. Others may have limited information about legal procedures and terminology, making understanding the context and meaning of legal materials difficult.

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1996-01-01

Young Offender's Act Phase II Review (1995)

This document was produced in response to the invitation to participate in the Phase II Review of the Young Offenders Act (YOA) undertaken by the Standing Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs at the request of the Minister of Justice.

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1995-01-01

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