News - Prisoners' rights

January 14, 2015
A report released earlier this week by BC’s auditor general highlights many problems within BC’s provincial prison system. The report found that “lack of attention to performance management,...
Keywords: Government Policy, Prisoners' Rights, British Columbia
June 9, 2014
Is it in the public interest to ensure that prisoners have access to life saving medication? That was the situation faced by the Community Legal Assistance Society's client. He was denied his HIV...
Keywords: Health, Prisoners' Rights, British Columbia
July 8, 2013
CBC has a multimedia site on prison and indigenous women called, Warehousing Indigenous Women. Currently, indigenous women are the fastest growing prison population and account for 31.9 per cent of...
Keywords: Indigenous, Prisoners' Rights, Women, All of Canada
October 13, 2011
A group of B.C. lawyers providing duty counsel services have announced their plan to disrupt the system through a refusal to provide services. They will target the beginning of 2012 to stop serving...
Keywords: Alberta, Legal Aid, Prisoners' Rights, British Columbia
July 6, 2006
During Montreal's summer festival businesses are pressuring the government to remove the city's homeless from the streets. As a result, the local police are handing out more tickets to homeless...
Keywords: Homelessness, Prisoners' Rights, Québec
June 29, 2005
Justice for Girls, a Vancouver-based advocacy group for girls in poverty, released preliminary results from a multi-year study on girls’ experiences in prisons in Western Canada entitled Locking Them...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Prisoners' Rights, Women, British Columbia