SOC301H5 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Hegemonic Masculinity, Halloween Costume, Healing Lodge

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SOC301 Lecture Notes
Lecture 8 – Thursday, July 28, 2016
Indigenous people and prisons
oGladue factors
oCCRA: s.81 and s.84
oContinuum of care
oHealing lodges
oLack of progress
Black inmate experiences
oPolicy guidelines
oCovert discrimination
oGang lens
oCorrectional implications
Correctional investigator
oHoward Sapers? (In the Mcleans article)
oPart of Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA)
Someone who is supposed to keep an eye on the prison
Separate from the CSC Staff
oResolve complaints
Mainly prisoner complaints
5,000-6,000 complaints a year
Abide by the idea of public safety
oBroad latitude to do things, and study things within the prison
oIndependent research
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oCalled for specific problems sometimes (interviewing guards, wardens, able to call
people to confess over oath)
If something is very sensitive, they won’t let everyone see it
oReview
Concerns about SIB for example
CSC will say: tell us when you’re coming and we will set up the interviews for
you
SIB
oDuring an investigation, one of the women self-harmed, which a nurse de-escalated the
situation. During this time, someone cleared out a segregation cell, which the woman
was going to be going to. The nurse didn’t want any issues during her shift, but the truth
is the segregation would worsen her SIB.
Should there be mother-child programs in prison?
o20-34 year olds incarcerated for shorter, provincial sentences (less than 2 years)
2 years in the development of a child is a long time
oBeing given a ‘bad mother’ label
Self-identifying with this label
oPathologized
Pathologizing experiences of women in prison
What does being a good mother entail?
oSystemic issues ignored
The fact that they’re single parents, often unemployed, below the low income
cut off, working multiple jobs, etc.
oChildren experience the ‘pains of imprisonment’
Separation of siblings
Foster care
Time spent with not-so-ideal caretakers
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