Creating a federal inmate grievance tribunal

Patrick, Jeremy (2006) Creating a federal inmate grievance tribunal. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 48 (2). pp. 287-303. ISSN 1707-7753


Federal inmates in Canada currently have access to a wide variety of mechanisms that purport to ensure their rights are respected: internal grievance systems, the Canadian Human Rights Commission, the Office of the Correctional Investigator, the court system, and more. However, for a variety of reasons, each of these mechanisms is inadequate to import accountability and the rule of law into the prison system. Instead, this article proposes the creation of the Federal Inmate Grievance Tribunal to rule on the merits of selected grievances. Key features of the proposed tribunal include fairness and independence; timely resolution of cases; and the ability to issue binding orders. In addition, the structure of the proposed tribunal is discussed.

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Law (Up to 31 Mar 2007)
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 07:07
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2013 01:24
Uncontrolled Keywords: inmate; prison; tribunal; Canada; accountability; commissions; criminology; grievance procedures; law enforcement; human rights; prisoners
Fields of Research (2008): 18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180120 Legal Institutions (incl. Courts and Justice Systems)
16 Studies in Human Society > 1602 Criminology > 160202 Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation
18 Law and Legal Studies > 1801 Law > 180102 Access to Justice
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 94 Law, Politics and Community Services > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940406 Legal Processes
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