Canada's Correctional System The Canadian Correctional System is adequate in providing rehabilitation for offenders and is proven to be successful. The rehabilitation process for federal offenders has played a major roll in Canada for several years. The Correctional Service contributes to the protection of society by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens. For the last several years, the Correctional Service of Canada has been involved in a review process to ensure that its programs are designed to maximize effectiveness and that they keep the latest treatment techniques up to date for each program area.

These programs include: Prison Work Programs, which have a 27. 8% reduction in re-admissions, Substance Abuse Programs, which show a 31% reduction in new convictions, Anger Management Programs, which show at 86% reduction in violent recidivism, Clearwater Unit Programs for sex offenders, which show a 58. 7% reduction in sexual recidivism, and Intensive Programming for Violent Offenders, which show a 16. 7% reduction in violent recidivism.

(web). The rehabilitation process plays a major role in the future life of the offender. In recent years, the process has improved in keeping offenders out of further trouble, and helping them with the adjustment back into the real world in a normal manor. "The success for day parole, full parole, and statutory releases are among the highest in recent years.

From a public safety perspective, offenders granted a discretionary release and properly supervised in the community demonstrate very high levels of success." (web) Public safety is addressed during the rehabilitation process and afterward when they are released back into the community. "A period of supervised transition from prison to the community enhances public safety and the rehabilitation of offenders." (web) The rehabilitation process helps to heal the criminals mentally and physically, and make them believe that committing crimes is wrong. It is giving the offenders a second chance, and helping them along the way, while they are still punished under prison conditions. This is very successful. "There were 93.

9% who did not recidivate including 99. 3% without a new violent offence." (web) Almost all offenders will eventually return to the community. The greatest protection that can be offered to the community at large is to assist the offender, throughout the sentence, to change his or her criminal behavior and to learn to live by the rules of society. In the Movie, "Murder in the First", which takes place in the early 1930's, Henry was a young boy when he was first convicted of stealing money from a store to feed his younger sister, in the United States of America. From the one mistake this boy committed, he spent a lot of his life in jail, in Solitary Confinement. There was no windows or light, minimal food, a lot of abuse, and loneliness.

This movie is a good example of what would never happen in Canada. Prison is still a punishment for committing crimes, but there is no death penalties or solitary confinement like there was in those days. This is a good example of how Canada's Correctional System is working, in providing people with opportunities to forget what they have done wrong in the past with rehabilitation steps to help prepare them for the real world. The Canadian Correctional System's rehabilitation process is very important in preparing offenders for the real world once they have finished their sentence in prison. It provides offenders with a chance to reintegrate into the community, and it is very successful at doing so.

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