This issue contains two major announcements: CSC’s replacement of the detested Millennium telephone system and the long-awaited closure of P4W. Also in this issue are articles on the convict code, volunteers in prison, and the opening of a barbershop in William Head. The recommendations made by the sub-committee of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights (House of Commons Canada) regarding victims of crimes are detailed and the issue of prison gangs in Canadian penitentiaries is discussed at length. There is an informative piece on CORCAN, a program which provides employment and training for prisoners through its six business lines including furniture, agribusiness, construction, and services.
KEYWORDS: Corrections and Conditional Release Act, victim impact statements, restorative justice, sentencing circle, Arts 2000, low impact/high impact programs, protective custody, gangs
Coded by: Nicole Arbuckle