North America Justice Material conditions CanadaOver the past year, records indicate that at least 24 offenders had their incarceration time reduced due to frequent lockdowns, pest infestations, and other harsh treatment at the Toronto South Detention Centre in Etobicoke, near Kipling Avenue and the Gardiner Expressway.
North America Mental health Violence Social ties CanadaOlivia* supports a close schizophrenic friend through his life sentence. She recounts the time spent helping him and understanding his illness. She reveals the shortcomings of the penal system as well as the violence perpetrated by prison staff.
Women Social ties Rehabilitation CanadaWomen prisoners encounter more difficulties than their male counterparts when it comes to maintaining ties with family and friends. What kind of problems do these women face? What can be done to help them? An interview with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Quebec.
North America Women Health Mental health Material conditions Overcrowding CanadaViolence, acts of protest, prison conditions, justice reforms: find out what is new about prisons and justice in this country. Prison Insider monitors the press on a regular basis. Change the language setting to French or Spanish to read other articles.
Facilities Overcrowding Social ties CanadaWalls that move: with every transfer, prisoners in Quebec travel hundreds of kilometres crammed into vans.
Coronavirus North America Health Facilities Overcrowding Canada“Since prisons are such confined and notoriously unsanitary places, vaccinating the prisoners was an urgent matter. At the very least, vaccinating the oldest and most vulnerable among them was a top priority.”
North America Pre-trial detention Foreign prisoners Access to legal rights Justice Violence CanadaThousands held, systemic change needed.
Canada : bannir les courtes peines de prison pour éviter des suicides
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Coronavirus North America Women Health Mental health Social ties Alternatives Rehabilitation CanadaIt is time to recognize alternatives to incarceration and radically rethink the prison system
Coronavirus North America Health Canada“They were afraid, they were stressed, they were kept in isolation”
Coronavirus North America Religion CanadaOTTAWA – Federal prison chaplains say the spiritual needs of inmates have become an unnecessary casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic at a time when offenders are feeling particularly vulnerable and alone. The Correctional Service of Canada is allowing only emergency in-person visits from chaplains to…
Canada: décès d’un autre prisonnier, les proches des détenus lancent un appel à l’aide
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Coronavirus North America Health Canada‘I am concerned that I’m going to get a call saying my son has been sent to hospital, or worse’
Canada: une cour ontarienne entendra une contestation judiciaire
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Culture North America Women Activities CanadaSinging My Way Home pilot project helps female inmates in Miramichi compose their own songs.