I would like to thank the many prisoners who shared their experiences
with me. Although it is invidious to select from the many who provided
me with important insights, I acknowledge particularly the help of Jack
McCann, Andy Bruce, Ralph Cochrane, and Edgar Roussel. I would also like
to thank the Canadian Corrections Service for their co-operation in enabling
me to carry out the research for this book, especially for providing access
to institutions and allowing me to interview correctional administrators,
staff, and prisoners. In particular I would like to thank J.U.M. Sauve
and Howard Mansfield of National Headquarters in Ottawa; John Dowsett
and John Stonowski, the former and present wardens of Kent Institution;
J. J. Hayes, a psychologist at the special handling unit in Millhaven;
and Malcolm Johnson, a psychologist at the special handling unit in the
Correctional Development Centre.
Nicole Daignault and Michael Ignatieff read earlier drafts of the book,
and I thank them for their thoughtful suggestions. Fergus O'Connor reviewed
the Segregation Code and made helpful proposals for its improvement. To
the students in the Administration of Criminal Justice seminar at the
University of British Columbia Law School, who was the book's first critical
audience, I express my appreciation for their reviews.
I was buoyed up by the continuing enthusiasm provided by Virgil Duff
of the University of Toronto Press, and I have benefited from his editorial
direction. Kathy Johnson's meticulous editing has undoubtedly refined
the text. This book has been published with the help of a grant from the
Social Science Federation of Canada, using funds provided by the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and a grant from the
Public captions Fund of University of Toronto Press.
To Audrey Fiene who, in typing and retyping the manuscript and commenting
on it as it took shape, showed more dedication than any author could reasonably
expect, I express my deep gratitude.
Finally, to Marcy, who shared with me many of the experiences that gave
rise to this book, and to Shane and Melissa, whose questions about justice,
informed by the eyes of childhood, have provoked many of my own, I hope
this book in some way makes up for all the times I have not been home.
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