An overview of women’s corrections

Women offenders comprise approximately 5% of the total population of federal offenders in Canada. Slightly more than half of these women are under community supervision.

In recent years, the women offender population has increased, particularly:

Statistics and research on women offenders provides information about women’s institutions, offender profile, correctional programs and more.

The principles that govern women’s corrections

The following principles govern programs, interventions and services for women offenders:

Creating Choices: The Report of the Task Force on Federally Sentenced Women - Learn more about the principles that govern corrections for women offenders.

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