The National Inside Canada's Prisons

The National Inside Canada's Prisons

This CBC News Special provides a thorough and straightforward portrait of how Canada deals with people who break the law: from the special handling unit where the most dangerous are held to a minimum security facility that some say is too soft; from a man who's never been in prison before to those who will spend the rest of their lives in custody; from the corrections officers who work the cell blocks to the woman who manages the entire system. Eight short documentaries make up this special and are interspersed with a forum of correctional staff, government officials and inmates who comment on and discuss the documentary content.

  • 2001
  • 02:09:22
  • 15-17
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Imprisonment -- Canada [LCSH] Corrections -- Canada [LCSH] Prisons -- Canada [LCSH] Jails -- Canada [LCSH] Justice, Administration of -- Canada [LCSH] Criminal justice, Administration of -- Canada [LCSH] Social sciences [LCSH] Law -- Study and teaching [LCSH] Psychology [LCSH]
Peter Mansbridge (Host), Brian Stewart (Journalist), Alison Smith (Journalist), Anna Maria Tremonti (Journalist), Diana Swain (Journalist), Ralph Benmergui (Journalist), Wendy Mesley (Journalist), Mark Kelley (Journalist), Sandra Varanesi (Producer), Tamar Weinstein (Producer), Glen Kirby (Producer), Carolyn Jack (Producer), Mike Pietrus (Producer)
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