This issue has articles on proposed government reforms on sentencing, corrections and parole, statistics on parolees and recidivism  for both conditional release and mandatory supervision programs, tips from a returning prisoner on how to avoid re-offending and stay out of jail, an article on the Oka situation, and a prisoner’s view on changes to smoking regulations.

KEYWORDS:  recidivism, parole, sentencing, probation, smoking, Oka, mandatory release, conditional release

CODED BY:  Kevin Birch