This article discusses how the aging inmate population is growing and how there is a lack of adequate infrastructure and geriatric care in Canadian federal penitentaries. Common health issues include Hepatitis C, Parkinson disease, dementia, cancer, and end-of-life care.
This Canadian annual report released in 2017 addresses the aging inmate population and provides health care recommendations for federal corrections, prevention of deaths in custody, conditions of confinement, Indigenous corrections, reintegration, and federally sentenced women.
This webpage gives an overview of medication use by incarcerated women in Canada. Issues of medication access, prescribing patterns and other contextual considerations are reviewed. The use of psychotropic medications and multiple medications in this population is quite high.
This report investigates three research questions: (1) What is the safety of restraints and/or restraining methods for people in custody or in healthcare facilities? (2) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of excited delirium? and (3) What are the evidence-based guidelines for the prevention or management of positional asphyxia?
This document provides an overview of issues related to the use of solitary conferment in the Canadian correctional setting. It provides statistics and speaks to issues related to psychological harm and human rights.