Friday, November 6, 2020

Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Linked to Canadian Carceral Institutions - October 2020

LIST OF INSTITUTIONS IMPACTED AND SOURCES 

337 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to 
Canadian Jails, Prisons and Penitentiaries in October 2020

Federal Prisoners = 0
Provincial-Territorial Prisoners = 237
Total Prisoners = 237

Federal Prison Staff = 10
Provincial-Territorial Prison Staff = 90
Total Prison Staff = 100

Federal / Correctional Service Canada (CSC)


Millhaven Institution

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 1

Total = 1

Source: Kingston Whig-Standard (19 October 2020)

 

Saskatchewan Penitentiary

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 1

Total = 1

Source: Saskatoon Star Phoenix (6 October 2020)

 

Bowden Institution

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 3

Total = 3

Source: CTV News (30 October 2020)

 

Drumheller Institution

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 2

Total = 2

Source: Calgary Herald (31 October 2020)

 

Pê Sâkâstêw Centre

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 3

Total = 3

Source: CBC News (30 October 2020)


Provincial - Quebec

Établissement de détention de Hull
Prisoners = 6
Staff = 9
Total = 15

Établissement de détention de Montréal - Bordeaux
Prisoners = 0
Staff = 1
Total = 1

Établissement de détention New Carlisle
Prisoners = 1
Staff = 0
Total = 1

Établissement de détention de Rimouski
Prisoners = 0
Staff = 2
Total = 2

Établissement de détention de Trois-Rivières
Prisoners = 18
Staff = 15
Total = 33

Établissement de détention de Sorel-Tracy 
Prisoners = 0
Staff = 1
Total = 1

Provincial - Ontario
Algoma Treatment and Remand Centre
Prisoners = 1
Staff = 0
Total = 1

Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre 
Prisoners = 1
Staff = 0
Total = 1

Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre
Prisoners = 1
Staff = 0
Total = 1

Sarnia Jail
Prisoners = 1
Staff = 0
Total = 1

Provincial - Manitoba

Agassiz Youth Centre 

Prisoners = 7

Staff = 1

Total = 8

Source: CBC News (2 November 2020)

 

Brandon Correctional Centre

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 3

Total = 3

Source: CBC News (2 November 2020)

 

Headingly Correctional Centre

Prisoners = 74

Staff = 21

Total = 95

Source: CBC News (2 November 2020)

 

Manitoba Youth Centre

Prisoners = 1

Staff = 1

Total = 2

Source: CBC News (2 November 2020)

 

Milner Ridge Correctional Centre

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 2

Total = 2

Source: CBC News (2 November 2020)

 

Women’s Correctional Centre

Prisoners = 16

Staff = 3

Total = 19

Source: CBC News (2 November 2020)

 

Winnipeg Remand Centre

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 1

Total = 1

Source: CBC News (2 November 2020)


Provincial - Alberta


Calgary Correctional Centre

Prisoners = 104

Staff = 20

Total = 124

Source: iHeart Radio (31 October 2020)

 

Edmonton Remand Centre

Prisoners = 6

Staff = 7

Total = 13

Source: Edmonton Journal (23 October 2020)


Provincial - British Columbia

Surrey Pretrial Centre

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 3

Total = 3

Source: News 1130 (24 October 2020)


Canadian Jurisdictions without Reported COVID-19 Cases 
Linked to their Jails and Prisons in October 2020
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
Nova Scotia
New Brunswick
Saskatchewan
Nunavut
Northwest Territories
Yukon

RESEARCH PROJECT AND FUNDING 

The data above was compiled as part of the "COVID-19: Investigating Canada's Carceral Response to the Coronavirus through the Prison Pandemic Partnership" (principal investigator: Kevin Walby, PhD - uWinnipeg | co-investigator: Justin Piché, PhD - uOttawa | partner organization: Canadian Civil Liberties Association) project funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. The partnership project is housed within the Centre for Access to Information and Justice at the University of Winnipeg. The October 2020 figures build upon those gathered by the Anti-Carceral Group

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Say #NOPE | No Ottawa Police Expansion and #YES | Yes to Equality and Supports Mayor Watson and Ottawa City Councillors!

In the wake of many lives shattered by the violence of policing and anti-racist calls to #DefundThePolice, the Ottawa Police Service once again has the audacity to propose an increase of its budget, requesting an additional 3% or $13.2 million in more funding for 2021. With this money, the city could instead invest in at least one of the measures included in an infographics series by the Criminalization that would actually enhance community well-being and safety. Click the images below to check them out.



Ottawa residents living on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory need care, not police violence. Tell Mayor Jim Watson (via social media @JimWatsonOttawa or by phone at 613-580-2496), as well as city councillors to say #NOPE | No Ottawa Police Expansion and #YES | Yes to Equality and Supports.