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Guidelines for the Implementation of Mother-Child Units in Canadian Correctional Facilities

1st June 2016

These guidelines are predicated on the clear and compelling evidence that early mother-infant bonding supports positive future outcomes for the child, and that the child has a right to non-discrimination. In this document, we describe guiding principles, and the practices that are required for optimal child and maternal health inside a correctional facility, including the correctional context, pregnancy, birth, education, correctional and medical care, discharge planning and community partner engagement. In Canadian Correctional Facilities Canadian federal institutions, four years is the upper age for children in mother-child units; therefore, these guidelines cover children up to the age of four years. For the purpose of these guidelines, we define infant as […]

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Implementing Information Technology in Corrections in the Developing World

11th March 2016

As corrections in the developing world moves away from punishment and towards the challenges of rehabilitation and reintegration of offenders, corrections officials are searching for ways to improve both their efficiency and effectiveness. There is often a lack of resources available to manage and provide quality correctional services, even when the will to do so is enduring. Compounding the challenge is the fact that most corrections and prison systems in developing nations have been unable to join the information age; they continue to rely on traditional paper-driven, resource intensive, unreliable, unsecure and difficult-to-access record keeping. Pursuing humane and professional correctional aims for the rehabilitation of offenders is a complicated task […]

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2015 ICPA Awards Winners!

25th January 2016

The International Corrections and Prisons Association is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 Awards Programme – a recognition for their contribution to the development and progress of the professional corrections. Congratulations to the 2015 Winners: Offender Management and Reintegration Award Gobierno del Estado de Chihuahua – Mexico The award was given because of the great success and significant efforts in implementing the standards of ACA within Gobierno del Estado de Chihuahua A long way has been walked from 2010 when 15 prisons, governed by the prisoners, full of weapons, alcohol and drugs, transformed into 8 optimised, well – managed and exemplary facilities with long – term programme for […]

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CSC’s Online Virtual Tour: Beyond the Fence: A Virtual Tour of a Canadian Penitentiary

12th May 2015

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) recently launched an online virtual tour titled Beyond the Fence: A Virtual Tour of a Canadian Penitentiary.

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