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Alternative Prisons

Alternative Prisons . William Head Correctional Institute. 35 hectare minimum security prison On a peninsula Surrounded by Ocean on southern tip of Vancouver Island in Metchosin , British Columbia Nestled by woods and rocky outposts Serene natural setting

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Alternative Prisons

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  1. Alternative Prisons

  2. William Head Correctional Institute • 35 hectare minimum security prison • On a peninsula • Surrounded by Ocean on southern tip of Vancouver Island in Metchosin, British Columbia • Nestled by woods and rocky outposts • Serene natural setting • Tastefully designed residential buildings • 140 residents- Live in shared houses

  3. Goals • relearn social skills • make decisions independently • manage their own time, hygiene • budget Effect Atmosphere has a serene effect on prisoners

  4. Programs • Opportunities to cook, make gardens, take care of household, meditate, budget • Theatre Program http://www.thismagazine.ca/issues/2007/11/crimescenes.php

  5. Camp Trapping Youth Wilderness Camp for Young Male Offenders- British Columbia http://www.camptrapping.com/

  6. Goals • self esteem • discover personal abilities • develop physically, mentally, spiritually • develop maturity level • develop respects for others rights and feelings

  7. Programs • Wilderness living • Adventure • Survival • Cooking • Academic upgrading • Drug and Alcohol awareness • Community Service

  8. Effectiveness • 80% no re-offending rate

  9. So ... What is more effective? • Should the Canadian Justice System move away from formal jails and towards more informal or alternative systems to deal with criminals? • Write your opinion in a supported paragraph, use information learned from your readings, notes and articles to back up your arguments

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