This issue contains a large piece on the education and empowerment of prisoners, a commentary on the challenge of leaving prison and recidivism, an editorial on the Ashley Smith inquest, and an in-depth piece on the change of security classification and prisoner rights.

Keywords: Ashley Smith, Correctional Service of Canada, Corrections and Conditional Release Act, Custody Rating Scale, Revised Statistical Information on Recidivism Scale, SIR-R1, Correctional Plan Progress Reports, minimum security,

Coded by Kate Garrett.