Commission of inquiry into certain events at the Prison for Women in Kingston / the Honourable Louise Arbour Commissioner.: JS42-73/1996E

Through its recent initiatives, the Correctional Service has recognized that decades of neglect and ill-adapted correctional policies borrowed from models designed for men, have failed to produce the substantive equality to which women offenders are entitled. Women's corrections should be the flagship of the Correctional Service for many reasons. For one thing, the momentum for reform is already in place and it merely needs to be sustained and expanded. The chances of success for a progressive correctional experiment are highest in women's corrections. Very few women commit crimes. This should be a badge of honour and an entitlement to reward, rather than a recipe for neglect and deprivation.

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Publication information
Department/Agency Canada. Privy Council Office.
Canada.Solicitor General Canada. Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston.
Title Commission of inquiry into certain events at the Prison for Women in Kingston / the Honourable Louise Arbour Commissioner.
Publication type Monograph
Language [English]
Other language editions [French]
Format Paper
Other formats Electronic-[English]
Note(s) Issued also in French under title: Commission d'enquête sur certains événements survenus à la prison des femmes de Kingston.
The events at the Prison for Women -- Factual findings and conclusions with respect to the incidents under investigation -- Policy issues -- Women's issues -- The roots of change: an historical perspective -- Summary of recommendations -- Appendices.
Publishing information Ottawa : Commission of Inquiry into Certain Events at the Prison for Women in Kingston, c1996.
Author / Contributor Arbour, Louise, 1947-
Description xxii, 311 p. : maps, photos ; 25 cm.
ISBN 0-662-24355-2
Catalogue number
  • JS42-73/1996E
Subject terms Commissions of inquiry
Correctional institutions
Women
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