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Annual Report of the Office of the Correctional Investigator 2010-2011

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80 pages
This annual report from the office of the Correctional Investigator of Canada presents an overview of the work of the office for fiscal year 2010-2011.
This report presents an overview of the work of the office for fiscal year 2010-2011 for the following areas: access to mental health services, physical health care with a special focus on elderly offenders, deaths in custody, conditions of confinement, access to programs, Aboriginal issues, and federally sentenced women. The section on mental health services contains information on improvements made to institutional services, challenges that remain in providing adequate services, compliance issues at regional treatment centers, and the issue of informed consent and involuntary treatment. The section on physical health care looks at the special needs of elderly offenders concerning physical, mental, and palliative care. The section on deaths in custody examines the challenges faced by officials in providing appropriate and responsible care for incarcerated individuals, especially in the case of preventable deaths. The section on conditions of confinement discusses the results of the Kent Investigation, the impacts of overcrowding in prisons, the effects of long-term segregation and mental health, and the resolution of offender complaints and grievances. The section on access to programs examines efforts by corrections officials to provide offenders with time access to correctional programming. The section on Aboriginal issues examines efforts to provide Aboriginal inmates with access to spiritual and cultural services, while the section on federally sentenced women examines the systematic concerns and priorities related to women offenders. Tables