Provinces should set targets for giving prison inmates coronavirus vaccine: advocates

A director at the Canadian Civil Liberties Association believes provinces should set targets for vaccinating inmates in provincial jails — something half of jurisdictions have yet to do. The Correctional … Read More

Advocate says second COVID-19 wave has inmates locked down in ‘atrocious’ conditions as 5 test positive

The head of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies says the rising COVID-19 case count bodes ill for prison inmates, many of whom remain under partial lockdown without adequate … Read More

5 federal inmates test positive for COVID-19 as case counts spike across Canada

The Correctional Service of Canada says five inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta. It says contact tracing is underway and testing is being offered at … Read More

38 inmates at coronavirus-plagued Mission Institution now recovered, CSC says

Correctional Services Canada says 38 of the over 100 inmates at a federally-run prison in B.C. who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus have now recovered. The medium-security Mission … Read More

Lawyer alleges unsafe conditions, more COVID-19 cases than reported at B.C.’s Mission Institution

The conditions at B.C.’s Mission Institution — the site of the largest COVID-19 outbreak at a federal institution in the country — are far worse than the Correctional Service of Canada … Read More

Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold because of COVID-19

The union representing Canadian correctional officers says a program making clean needles available to inmates at a number of prisons across the country won’t be expanding to new institutions during … Read More