-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
-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
-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
-“Holding tanks” (detention centers)
-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 glas