Canada Prison System

5 Inmates Have Died In 1 Winnipeg Jail So Far This Year

CP | Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada

"I've never been aware of five deaths in a short period of time."

Limited Programs For Aboriginals, Mentally Ill In Justice System: Study

CP Politics | Jim Bronskill | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada

A federal study found aboriginals and the mentally ill entangled with the justice system often ran into similar difficulties.

Trudeau Government Studies Options To Fix 'Broken Bail' System

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Politics

About half the people in Canada's provincial jails on any given night have not been convicted of anything, a study says.

Prisons Watchdog: Federal Officials Withholding Info On Powerful Drugs

CP | Adam Miller, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Politics

Federal correctional authorities are getting in the way of an investigation into drug-prescribing practices for inmates by withholding relevant inform...

New Report Raises Questions About Quality Of Care In Prisons

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The national prison ombudsman says he has serious concerns about the quality of care provided to ailing prisoners in federal custody.A report...

Canadians Have Little Confidence In Justice System: Study

CP | Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.20.2014 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - An internal Justice Department report says Canadians have little confidence in the courts and the prison system — and the best way to count...


CBC | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

New figures show the number of visible minorities in Canadian prisons has increased by 75 per cent in the past decade, while the number and proportion...

Prisoner Self-Injury On The Rise In Canada

CBC | Posted 12.11.2012 | Canada Living

Incidents of federal prisoners slashing, burning, banging their heads and choking themselves behind bars have more than tripled in the last five years...

Sky-High Prison Numbers Spark Violence

CBC | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada’s prison population has reached an all-time high , with more inmates sharing cells designed for one, a situation that has raised tensions and...

Canadian Prisons Breaking The Law: Judge

CBC | Posted 10.07.2012 | Canada Politics

A federal court judge says Canada's prison system is breaking the law by failing to deal with inmate grievances in a timely fashion. In a ...

It's OK To Triple-Bunk Prisoners, Says Sask. Minister

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.01.2012 | Canada Politics

REGINA - Saskatchewan Justice Minister Don Morgan says if maintaining public safety means it's necessary to triple-bunk prisoners in cells, then so be...

Prison Costs Soar 86% In Past 5 Years

The National Post | Posted 09.18.2011 | Canada Politics

The cost of the federal prison system has risen 86% since the Harper government took over in 2006, government reports show. When the Conservatives cam...