Prisoner Rights

To be better, and to do better, we absolutely need to acknowledge, understand and address the vicious cycle of neglect and abuse that exists both outside our prisons, and within them.

It Comes Down to This: 

Every person on Canadian soil, whether they are in our prison system or in our immigration system, deserves to be treated with humanity and dignity, and to have full access to Canada’s human rights protections.

1 in 4 inmates are Indigenous

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Black inmates make up 10% of the population in federal prison

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of women in federal custody are Indigenous

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of women in prisons are being treated with psychotropic

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242

migrant children detained between 2010 and 2014.

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30%

of all migrants detained in a criminal facility.

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50%

of federal female inmates in solitary confinement are Indigenous.

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86%

On average, 86% of children detained under a formal detention order are held because they are believed to constitute a flight risk.

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