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I found my primary research article in the onlineCanadian Reference Centre. Here are some excerpts:
“Traditionally, correctional facilities have put tools in the hands ofinmates, hoping to bestow a respect for hard work and … job skills,[a system perhaps] failing the people it’s supposed to help.”
“Research has shown that convicts possess deficiencies in one ormore of eight areas [including] criminal history, marital relations,choice of companions, substance abuse, education level andemployment history.”
“The problem is that the prison environment is so poisonous thatmuch of the good that can be done by educational opportunities isovershadowed by people’s day-to-day experience in jail.”
Research Questions:Will Bill C-10 make life in prisoneven more “poisonous” (i.e.overcrowding)?Will PM Harper‟s transformationof the prison system work withthe lastest research on socialtraining?If the Harper Government‟s planfor Canada‟s prisons is lacking, isthere a „real‟ solution?
Essay Plan:I am not in favour of Bill C-10.There is sufficient evidence tosuggest that the bill‟s “tough oncrime” attitude will jeopardize thehealth and safety of prisoninmates, and thus harden theircriminal instincts.A Working Thesis:Bill C-10 compromises the abilityof Canada‟s correctional facilitiesto train and to heal inmates.