The Sou'Wester

Streamlining Offender Grievance Process

“CSC is streamlining the of- fender grievance process to produce greater consistency of grievance reviews and to achieve cost savings,” CSC spokeswoman Suzanne Le- Clerc said. Seventeen CSC positions across the country will be affected.

Currently, if an offender has a complaint and it can’t be resolved informally, that…

30 May 11:05 AM 0 Read More...

Lifeline Program Scrapped

A$1.7 million reintegration program, which matches paroled lifers with fellow convicts in a bid to help them readjust to life outside prison suc- cessfully, is among the casualties of the recent Federal budget. The Cor- rectional Service of Canada (CSC) had indicated the Lifeline Program will be eliminated…

30 May 11:02 AM 0 Read More...

Laval Institution Slated to Close Relocating Leclerc Prisoners

The medium-security Leclerc Institution in Laval, is home to many rival gang members and organized crime figures and relocating them is a “recipe for disaster”, says the prison guards’ union.

The federal government’s decision to close down the facility along with the Kingston Penitentiary will lead to significant…

30 May 11:00 AM 0 Read More...

Federal Budget 2012

With the new Federal Budget handed down in March 2012, also being termed by the Conservative government as the Federal Economic Action Plan 2012, many community groups and organizations will be feeling the heat as the months progress. Correctional Service Canada (CSC) is already feeling the pinch with many more…

30 May 9:49 AM 0 Read More...