Prisoners

Prisoners

Pros and cons: a guide to creating successful community-based HIV and HCV programs for prisoners

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English
Translated Title: 
Des pros pour les détenus : un guide pour créer et réussir des programmes communautaires contre le VIH et le VHC pour les détenus
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Online
Edition: 
Second edition
Publisher: 
Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Synthesizes the experience that PASAN has gained over many years and is intended to provide readers with new ideas and lessons to help others implement PASAN’s vision of comprehensive community-based human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and hepatitis C (HCV) services for prisoners. 

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Visit their website to read online and to download.
ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 978-0-9867720-5-4

Prisoners with HIV/AIDS Support Action Network (PASAN)

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Français
Services Provided: 
Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

PASAN is a community-based prisoners’ rights organization that strives to provide advocacy, education and support to prisoners and ex-prisoners in Ontario on HIV, HCV and other harm-reduction issues. Established in 1991, PASAN is the only community-based organization in Canada exclusively  providing HIV and HCV prevention, education and support services to prisoners, ex-prisoners, youth in custody and their families.

Primary Telephone: 
1-416-920-9567
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
info@pasan.org
Fax Number: 
1-416-920-4314
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-866-224-9978
Street Address: 
314 Jarvis St. #100
City: 
Toronto
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
M5B 2C5
Country: 
Canada

Health status and health services use of female and male prisoners in provincial jail

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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jennifer R. Bernier
Kristin MacLellan
Publisher: 
Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Halifax NS

Examines and compares the health status and health service utilization of women and men in a provincial correctional jail in Atlantic Canada. Finds that prisoners experienced a number of physical and mental health issues and a large proportion used health services during incarceration. The quality and accessibility of health services played a significant role in how participants viewed health care in jail. Sex and gender are shown to influence the health status and use of health services among provincial prisoners. Females report more heath issues and poorer overall health, as well as more difficulties accessing health services during incarceration than male prisoners. Race also plays a role in health status and health service utilization. Aboriginal prisoners rate their overall physical and mental health poorer than non-Aboriginals. They also report a greater need for health services, but use them less than non-Aboriginal prisoners.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN: 978-0-9810459-3-1
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Includes bibliographical references.

Incarcerated women and depression: a primer for the primary care provider

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English
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Author: 
Tracy D. Gunter
Publisher: 
JAMWA: Journal of the American Medical Women's Association
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Alexandria, VA

Focuses on the role of the community-based primary care provider in assessing, diagnosing, and treating depressed female offenders confined in prisons.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 00988421 (print)
ISSN 15518221 (online)

Elizabeth Fry Society of Cape Breton

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Primary Telephone: 
(902) 539-6165
Secondary Telephone: 
(902) 539-0290
Fax Number: 
(902) 539-2526
Street Address: 
106 Townsend Street
City: 
Sydney
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B1P 5E1

Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Primary Telephone: 
(902) 454-5041
Email Address: 
efrymain@ns.sympatico.ca
Fax Number: 
(902) 455-5913
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-877-619-1354
Street Address: 
Bloomfield Centre, 2786 Agricola Street, Suite 217
City: 
Halifax
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B3K 4E1

Elizabeth Fry Society of New Brunswick

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Primary Telephone: 
(506) 855-7781
Fax Number: 
(506) 855-1739
Street Address: 
39 McDouggall Ave
City: 
Moncton
Province: 
New Brunswick
Postal/ZIP Code: 
E1C 6B1

Elizabeth Fry Society of Newfoundland and Labrador

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Primary Telephone: 
(709) 753-0220
Fax Number: 
(709) 753-3817

Elizabeth Fry Society of Saint John

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Information provision and referral
Community education/development
Advocacy

Represents and fosters the community's interest and responsibility to women who are in conflict with the law. Facilitates the empowerment of women and to address the reasons why women come into conflict with the law.

Primary Telephone: 
(506) 635-8851
Fax Number: 
(506) 635-8851
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 23012
City: 
Saint John
Province: 
New Brunswick
Postal/ZIP Code: 
E2J 4M1

Correctional Services of Canada

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Governmental Body
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English
Français

Contributes to the protection of society by actively encouraging and assisting offenders to become law-abiding citizens, while exercising reasonable, safe, secure and humane control.

Primary Telephone: 
(613) 992-5891
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
webmaster@csc-scc.gc.ca
Fax Number: 
(613) 943-1630
Street Address: 
340 Laurier Ave W
City: 
Ottawa
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
K1A 0P9
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