Sunday, February 7, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons

1,217 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 7 February 2021 *

Prisoners = 1,006 
Staff = 209
Contractors = 2
Total = 1,217

* Data based on figures made publicly available through government, union and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are fewer or additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst Alberta provincial prisoners and prison staff that have not been publicly disclosed. 

INSTITUTIONS AND CASES

Calgary Remand Centre

Prisoners = 4 + 335

Staff = 2 + 56

Contractor = 1

Total = 398

Sources: CBC News (17 July 2020) | CBC News (22 December 2020)


Calgary Correctional Centre

Prisoners = 104 + 8 + 41

Staff = 20 + 8 + 1

Total = 182

Sources: iHeart Radio (31 October 2020) | Calgary Herald (7 November 2020) | Global News (30 November 2020)


Edmonton Remand Centre

Prisoners = 455

Staff = 105

Contractor = 1

Total = 561

Source: Edmonton Journal (21 January 2021)


Fort Saskatchewan Correctional Centre

Prisoners = 37

Staff = 9

Total = 46

Source: CBC News (11 December 2020)


Lethbridge Correctional Centre

Prisoners = 1

Staff = 0

Total = 1

Source: CBC News (11 December 2020)


Peace River Correctional Centre

Prisoners = 1 + undisclosed

Staff = 1 + undisclosed

Total = 2 + undisclosed

Sourcse: CBC News (11 December 2020) | River Country 94.7 FM (21 January 2021)


Red Deer Remand Centre

Prisoners = 2 + 18

Staff = 3 + 4

Total = 27

Source: Red Deer Advocate (15 December 2020) | Red Deer Advocate (21 January 2021)


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. 

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