Highlights / inmate

Society

Transgender prisoners to be accommodated

Changes are coming to Canada’s federal penitentiaries to assure the respect of the human rights of transgender offenders. Parliament recently changed the Canadian Human Rights Act to add “gender identity or expression” to the list of prohibited grounds of discrimination. This »

Health, Politics

Certain inmates excluded from solitary confinement

Following severe criticism and several deaths, the Canadian government has decided to exempt inmates with significant mental health needs from what it calls administrative segregation. The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced that the following inmates are not admissible to »

Society

Calls for a public inquiry into 5 inmate deaths

Five inmates of the Winnipeg Remand Centre have died in the past seven months and there is concern that families and the public may not learn why. A human rights lawyer and a prisoner advocate are demanding a public inquiry »