At issue is an allegedly flawed assessment tool which leads to harsher security ratings than inmates would otherwise receive
Source: Proposed class-action suit against Ottawa suggests inmates face systemic bias in risk assessments – The Globe and Mail
British Columbia’s human rights commissioner says cutting the number of police officers and using the money saved to build affordable housing should be considered by a legislative committee looking at changing the Police Act.
Source: Cut police, build affordable housing instead, says B.C. human rights commissioner | CBC News
It is a travesty that we’re not fully investigating the disappearance of indigenous women—whether or not they lived model lives.
Source: Indigenous Women Are Using Facebook to Make Sure Their Disappearance Will Be Investigated – Pacific Standard
Abuse within the Correctional Service of Canada’s own ranks have been largely hidden, the proposed class action lawsuit alleges.
Source: Class action alleges Canada prison workers endure systemic racism | Globalnews.ca
The trailer used to hold audiovisual workshops for Indigenous youth, but during the pandemic it serves a different purpose.
Source: Clothes, hot water and fresh bannock: Indigenous homeless people supported by program based out of film trailer | CBC News
Lawyers for a northern Ontario police force have concluded their arguments to exclude video of an Indigenous man being dragged inside a Thunder Bay police station from an upcoming inquest. The presiding coroner said he will take time to weigh the arguments presented Thursday before making a decision.
Source: Coroner deliberates whether to exclude footage of Thunder Bay police dragging Indigenous man from inquest | CBC News
Why Communities Should Care Amidst the soaring rates of COVID-19 cases across the country, those in penal and detention systems remain some of the most invisible and vulnerable populations to its s…
Source: COVID-19 & Prisons | Justice Exchange
Denmark, the largest oil producer in the European Union, has committed to ending fossil fuel extraction and ensuring the continued employment of its affected workers.
Source: Denmark’s ‘oil and gas valves will be turned off for good’ | National Observer
Abusive uses of Structured Intervention Units and the Correctional Service’s conduct mean Parliament must get rid of SIUs or adopt Senate amendments.
Source: Solitary confinement continues in Canada under a different name
Ongoing Aboriginal deaths in custody, high rates of incarceration, and police brutality require us to dismantle these systems
Source: Defunding the police and abolishing prisons in Australia are not radical ideas | Indigenous Australians | The Guardian