Rehabilitation starts on day one
Helping inmates prepare for life after prison starts in the very first days of their sentence. Professionals assess inmates to determine problems that need to be addressed, such as substance abuse or family violence. This information is used to develop a Correctional Plan.
All inmates have a Correctional Plan that outlines the programs and activities that will help in their rehabilitation. How well they follow their plan will affect whether or not they are granted conditional release.
Program areas include:
- Living skills
- Violence prevention
- Substance abuse prevention
- Family violence prevention
- Sex offender treatment
- Employment readiness
Programs have also been created to help Aboriginal inmates. These focus on parenting, substance abuse, Aboriginal spirituality, education and training. Aboriginal communities help deliver these programs.
The goal of all programs is to protect society by helping offenders move away from the way of life that got them in trouble in the first place.
Corrections News Releases
University of Regina project to address over-representation of Indigenous people in corrections
September 6, 2019
Government appoints expert Advisory Panel to monitor new correctional system
September 6, 2019
Statement from Minister Goodale on the passage of Bill C-83 to strengthen federal corrections and keep communities safe
June 21, 2019
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Corrections Publications and Reports
- National Victims Roundtable on the Right to Protection in Federal Corrections and Conditional Release
- 2018 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview
- 2017 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistical Overview
- Research Summary: A Meta-analysis of the Effectiveness of Culturally-relevant Treatment for Indigenous Offenders
- How to best predict sexual reoffending among sex offenders
- More Corrections Publications and Reports
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