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Statement from the Correctional Investigator on Release of Special Report to Parliament - Fatal Response: An Investigation into the Preventable Death of Matthew Ryan Hines, 2017-05-02 (HTML)

Statement by Howard Sapers on Appointment of New Correctional Investigator, 2016-12-30 (HTML)

Elizabeth White, Executive Director, St. Leonard’s Society of Canada, Receives the 2016 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award, 2016-12-06 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Concerned by Rising Use of Force Incidents Involving Inflammatory Agents “Current review and control framework for use of pepper spray behind bars inadequate,” says Correctional Investigator, 2016-10-31 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Releases New Report on Death in Custody, Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices in Federal Corrections, 2016-08-02 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Reflects on Key Challenges in his latest Annual Report to Parliament, 2016-03-10 (HTML)

Statement of the Correctional Investigator of Canada: Release of the Québec Ombudsman’s Special Report Detention Conditions, Administration of Justice and Crime Prevention in Nunavik, 2016-02-18 (HTML) (PDF, 173kb)

John W. Conroy Q.C. Receives the 2015 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award, 2016-02-03 (HTML)

Office of the Correctional Investigator Releases Statistical Report Administrative Segregation in Federal Corrections: 10 Year Trends Federal Corrections Overuses Segregation to Manage Inmates, 2015-05-28 (HTML)

Elizabeth Parkinson Receives the 2014 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award, 2014-11-13 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Reports on Overcoming Barriers to Community Reintegration, 2014-10-08 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Releases Report on Federal Inmate Suicides, 2014-09-10 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Releases Investigation into Natural Cause Deaths in Federal Penitentiaries, 2014-02-17 (HTML)

The Changing Face of Canada’s Prisons: Correctional Investigator Reports on Ethno-Cultural Diversity in Corrections, 2013-11-26 (HTML)

Graham Stewart Receives the 2013 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award, 2013-10-24 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Releases Report on the Management of Chronic Self-Injury Among Federally Sentenced Women, 2013-09-30 (HTML)

New Look for Office of the Correctional Investigator’s Website, 2013-04-19 (HTML)

Special Report on Aboriginal Corrections Tabled in Parliament 2013-03-07 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Receives Diamond Jubilee Award 2013-02-25 (HTML)

Jean-Claude Bernheim Receives the 2012 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award 2012-12-11 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Finds Measures to Manage Prison Self-injury Inadequate 2012-10-23 (HTML)

Kim Pate Receives the 2011 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award 2011-12-08 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Releases 2010-11 Annual Report: Growing Old Behind Bars – Grey Wave Hits Canadian Prisons 2011-11-01 (HTML)

Mary Campbell Receives the 2010 Ed McIsaac Human Rights in Corrections Award 2010-12-08 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator Releases 2009-10 Annual Report: Conditions of Confinement Jeopardize Safe, Effective Correctional Practice 2010-11-05 (HTML)

Report finds Serious Gaps in the Planning and Delivery of Mental Health Services for Federally Sentenced Offenders 2010-09-23 (HTML)

Correctional Service of Canada Challenged to Apply Lessons Learned and Prevent Deaths in Custody 2010-09-08 (HTML)

Correctional Investigator welcomes recent progress in the Correctional Service of Canada's response to prevent deaths in custody 2010-03-25 (HTML)

Correctional Service of Canada's Latest Response to Ashley Smith Recommendations is Improving, but Efforts to Date have not Translated into Desired Results 2009-12-18 (HTML)

The Situation for Aboriginal People under Federal Sentence Remains Unacceptable 2009-11-13 (HTML)

Speeches and Remarks

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University of Ottawa – Convocation and Honorary Doctorate Address 2016-06-19 (HTML)

Speaking Notes for Mr. Howard Sapers, 2013 Gall Conference, Edmonton, Alberta 2013-12-10 (HTML)

Health Care and Federal Corrections: An Ombudsman’s Perspective 2013-10-03 (HTML)

Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples 2013-04-30 (HTML)

Respecting Rights in Canadian Prisons: An Ombudsman’s Perspective 2013-04-17 (HTML)

National Forum on Community Safety and Ending Violence 2013-04-09 (HTML)

Bill C-293 (An Act to amend the CCRA - vexatious complainants) 2012-12-12 Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

Bill C-350 (An Act to amend the CCRA - accountability of offenders), 2012-05-08 Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Bill C-293 (An Act to amend the CCRA - vexatious complainants), 2012-04-24 Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security

Correctional Investigator's remarks to the Annual Conference of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada 2012-03-16 (HTML)

Speaking Notes for Mr. Howard Sapers, A Legacy of Missed Opportunities: The Case of Ashley Smith: Health Law Institute Open Seminar Series 2011-11-23 (HTML)

Speaking Notes for Mr. Howard Sapers, 2011 Alberta Law Review Lecture, University of Alberta 2011-03-08 (HTML)

Speaking Notes for Mr. Howard Sapers and Dr. Ivan Zinger, Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs 2009-09-30 (HTML)

Speaking Notes for Mr. Howard Sapers and Dr. Ivan Zinger, Appearance before the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security 2009-06-02 (HTML)

Speaking Notes for Mr. Howard Sapers, Appearance before the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights 2009-05-25 (HTML)

Presentations

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Indigenous Federal Corrections: Key Challenges and Directions for Reform - Public Lecture (HTML)

43nd Annual Report to Parliament 2015-2016 - Presentation Deck (HTML)
  • Backgrounder: 43nd Annual Report to Parliament (HTML)
Backgrounder: In the Dark: An Investigation of Death in Custody Information Sharing and Disclosure Practices in Federal Corrections (HTML)

"A Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform" - A Hill Times Event (HTML)

42nd Annual Report to Parliament 2014-2015 - Presentation Deck (HTML)
  • Backgrounder: 42nd Annual Report to Parliament (HTML)
Maclean Lecture, University of Victoria (HTML)

41st Annual Report to Parliament 2013-2014 - Presentation Deck (HTML)
  • Backgrounder: 41st Annual Report to Parliament (HTML)
Post-Sentence Issues in the Federal Correctional System (HTML)

Reflections on Conditions of Confinement of Federally Sentenced Women (FSW) (HTML)

Aboriginal Corrections and Criminal Law (HTML)

Mental Health and Corrections (HTML)

Chronic Disease and Premature Deaths in Canadian Correctional Facilities (HTML)

40th Annual Report to Parliament 2012-2013 - Presentation Deck (HTML)
  • Backgrounder: 40th Annual Report to Parliament (HTML)
Segregation in Canadian Federal Corrections - A Prison Ombudsman's Perspective (HTML)

Spirit Matters: Aboriginal People and the Corrections and Conditional Release Act Highlights Deck (HTML) (PDF, 78kb)

2011-12 Annual Report Presentation (HTML)
  • Backgrounder on Self-Injury (HTML)
Mental Health in Federal Corrections - CASHRA Annual Conference 2012 (HTML) (PDF, 767kb)

Mental Health and Corrections: Saint Francis Xavier University Department of Psychology Colloquium Series (HTML) (PDF, 682kb)

2010-11 Annual Report Presentation (HTML)
  • Backgrounder on Older Offenders (HTML)
2009-10 Annual Report Presentation (HTML)

Canadian Human Rights Commission Presentation to the Canadian Human Rights Commission - April 2010 (HTML)

Good Intentions, Disappointing Results: A Progress Report on Federal Aboriginal Corrections Presentation (HTML)

Deaths in Correctional Custody: A Review of the Literature (HTML) (PDF, 45kb)

2008-09 Annual Report: Deck Presentation (HTML)

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