Ontario is transforming its adult correctional system to achieve better outcomes for individuals in custody, and those being released.

The province has introduced legislation that is the foundation of the boldest transformation of our corrections system in a generation. The legislation would apply a consistent and evidence-based approach to rehabilitation, ensuring both public safety and the protection of the human rights and dignity of persons in custody. The proposed legislation has been informed by consultations with stakeholders, partners including corrections staff, and several comprehensive expert reviews. These include two reports from the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform, a submission from the Ontario Human Rights Commission, an investigation by the Ontario Ombudsman on segregation, and the final Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre Task Force Report.

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Ontario Transforming Adult Correctional System: Proposed Legislation Will Improve Conditions and Increase Transparency – News Release – 2018-02-20

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