SOC 2070 Lecture Notes - Jumpsuit, Security Level, Department Of Justice And Correctional Services

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Published on 18 Sep 2012
Department
Course
Professor
Heather Kerr
Horses
-Horses are good for therapy; they are good at sensing everything around them such as knowing
if a lion is full or hungry.
-Barriers between the therapist and client can be removed with a horse because personality issues
are removed. Clients can make great progress within 10 sessions with a horse.
-Over half of the beds at the clinic are for federal and provincial correctional clients (23 beds)
-Federal Correctional contracts: Women offender substance abuse program, Sexual abuse
individual therapy program.
-Some involvement with halfway houses.
Two tales of a woman
-Sociology takes a back seat to security.
-Security tells her that a lady was lying in front of the street to stop a portable (social isolation
unit) from coming into the prison. Perspective that she is just being difficult.
-Psychologist says she has DID from abusive relationships and she was just trying to be fun and
rebellious.
-Heather found out after talking to her that when she was bad as a child she would be put in a
woodshed and sexually abused. Known that the portable to her represented the woodshed. Told
her that she understood and made a contract of what would happen if she ever needed to go into
social isolation.
Federal Penitentiaries
-Serving more than 2yrs is federal.
-Milhaven, Maplehurst (provincial) or Beavercreek.
-Tells how violent they are based on where they are (location).
-Beavercreek-Behaviour is better
-Security level affects clothing, family visits, programs etc
-Orange bay-Blue Jumpsuit
-Maplehurst-Orange jumpsuit
Provincial
-“Holding tanks” (detention centers)
-Max security-Maplehurst
-OZ-Modern institution, everything is glass, no concrete, American.
-Maplehurst-American architect, lack of human contact, line on the floor, prisoners cannot cross
the line or tap on the glass. Causes more violence because the only interaction is with other
prisoners not the guards.
Correctional Subculture
-Language-“Goof” “Keepsix” “rat”
-Barter-swapping cigarettes and chocolate which have a lot of power in prison. Trafficking them
-Gangs, drugs, subculture, sexuality, incompatibles, sexual assaults, Offender Management
System.
-Lack of choice in sexuality.
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Horses are good for therapy; they are good at sensing everything around them such as knowing if a lion is full or hungry. Barriers between the therapist and client can be removed with a horse because personality issues are removed. Clients can make great progress within 10 sessions with a horse. Over half of the beds at the clinic are for federal and provincial correctional clients (23 beds) Federal correctional contracts: women offender substance abuse program, sexual abuse individual therapy program. Security tells her that a lady was lying in front of the street to stop a portable (social isolation unit) from coming into the prison. Psychologist says she has did from abusive relationships and she was just trying to be fun and rebellious. Heather found out after talking to her that when she was bad as a child she would be put in a woodshed and sexually abused. Known that the portable to her represented the woodshed.

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