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.



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