When Ron Wiebe was informed that he had terminal cancer, he decided to record his thoughts about the Canadian correctional system in order to share his knowledge and vision before his death. George Garrett, a former radio reporter, agreed to help Ron by recording and transcribing a series of conversations between March and July 1999. These conversations were generously provided to the Correctional Service of Canada by John Konrad, of Konrad Consulting Services Inc. The work of editing the transcripts into a manuscript was done by Bruce Nesbitt, of Jordan, Nesbitt and Associates Ltd.

The Correctional Service of Canada is grateful to all of these individuals — and especially Ron's family — for allowing us to commemorate his legacy in this book.