SUMMARY: This issue presents statistics on the portion of the Canadian Correctional Service budget allocated to correctional programs and the effectiveness of such programs, as well as prison capacity, parole, and sentence length. Articles address the institutionalization of prisoners, and how the system’s shortcomings exacerbate mental health issues and can lead to preventable deaths. Policies relating to special diets, appeals in process regarding a legislated smoking ban, and information on a Guatemalan child sponsored by the prisoners are reported. ‘School News’ informs prisoners that there is a wait list to continue their education.

KEYWORDS: Ashley Smith

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