Working and learning in federal correctional institutions
Canada's federal correctional institutions provide programs and training to prepare inmates for life after their incarceration. Inmates are expected to participate in work or study programs for six hours every weekday. The daily schedule in the correctional institutions also promotes self-discipline and encourages a normalized cycle in the life of inmates.
Inmates learn skills to help them find and keep a steady job. For example, CORCAN is a program that trains inmates by helping them develop skills related to manufacturing, construction, services and textiles.
Other inmates work in food services or do cleaning or clerical work. During their leisure time, inmates are encouraged to take part in recreation, hobby craft, personal development programs, religious activities and ethno-cultural events.
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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