Long-term federally sentenced women: literature review

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Correctional Services of Canada
Correctional Services of Canada
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Ottawa, ON

Summarizes the findings of the literature that are applicable to women serving sentences of 10 years or more, links these findings to the overall philosophy of the Creating Choices document, assesses program that are outlined in the Correctional Program Strategy for Federally Sentenced Women, and reviews and assesses the applicability of the four stages recommended by the Task Force on Long-Term Offenders to the experiences of women. Concludes that the literature provides a sense of the realities of women serving long-term sentences and provides direction into the type of strategy that should and could be applied to best serve this population.