Highlights / Ivan Zinger

Health, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Human rights groups sue Ottawa over COVID threat in prisons

A prisoner serving a life sentence for murder and some prominent human rights groups are taking the federal government to court over its handling of the COVID-19 pandemic in Canadian prisons. They say Correctional Services Canada (CSC) is failing to »

Health, Society

Corrections Canada keeping very mum about COVID-19 early releases 

Since a little over a month ago when a guard at one of the biggest prisons in Canada’s biggest city tested positive for COVID-19 and the virus made its way into Canada’s prison system, everyone’s known a time bomb was »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous prison population continues upward spiral

The number of Indigenous people in federal custody continues to rise–dramatically. In a new report, Correctional Investigator of Canada Ivan Zinger says Indigenous people now account for more than 30 per cent of the federal inmate population. That’s up from »

Politics, Society

Prison solitary confinement policies draw experts to Winnipeg

The growing use of solitary confinement in Canadian federal prisons has a lot of people concerned. They say the use of segregation cells results in serious mental problems for the prisoners. The use of segregation cells in federal penitentiaries has grown »