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NCJ Number
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Gazette Volume: 55 Issue: 3 Dated: (1993) Pages: 11-14
D LaViolette
Date Published
4 pages
The detention barracks in Edmonton, Canada, opened in 1959 as Disciplinary Barracks No. 10, can accommodate up to 116 military and civilian inmates.
The inmates include military officers, noncommissioned military personnel, and civilians subject to the Code of Service Discipline. Reasons for incarceration range from insubordination to homicide. Individuals sentenced to lengthy imprisonment are held until their court martial appeal has been heard. If their sentence is upheld, they are transferred to a civilian institution to complete their sentence. In any case, an inmate can only be incarcerated at the detention barracks for a maximum of 2 years less a day. Inmates receive eight marks a day which they can accumulate to earn privileges and reduce their sentence. Corrective measures in the detention barracks include loss of marks, counseling, warnings, and minor punishments such as additional drill. More stringent corrective measures are implemented if necessary, including loss of privileges for 7 days and solitary confinement. A life skills enhancement program attempts to help inmates deal with alcoholism and career problems. In addition, correctional staff undergo a 12-day course that teaches them how to interact with inmates.