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Women Offender Programs and Issues

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The Cross Gender Monitoring Project
3rd and Final Annual Report

v) The Corrections and Conditional Release Act

The Corrections and Conditional Release Act (CCRA) is the legislation that governs the operation of the federal correctional system. The Act and the regulations thereunder set out the inmate complaints and grievance procedures. As discussed above, the Act must be interpreted and applied consistently with the Charter and the Canadian Human Rights Act and, as fully as possible, with relevant international instruments, including the Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners .