Sunday, February 7, 2021

COVID-19 Cases Linked to Canadian Federal Penitentiaries

 * Updated: 24 February 2021 at 6:45pm EST *

1,616 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Federal Penitentiaries Operated by Correctional Service Canada | CSC as of 23 February 2021 *

Prisoners = 1,320
Staff = 296
Total = 1,616

* 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 federal penitentiary staff that have not been publicly disclosed. 

ATLANTIC REGION
No COVID-19 cases amongst federal prisoners and CSC staff reported by government, union or media sources.

QUEBEC REGION
Prisoners = 312
Staff = 119
Total = 431

Archambault Institution 

Prisoners = 61 (minimum) + 1 (medium)

Staff = 5

Total = 67

Sources: CBC News (17 July 2020) | Correctional Service Canada (17 February 2021 | 23 February 2021)


Donnacona Institution

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 2

Total = 2

Source: CBC News (17 July 2020)


Drummond Institution

Prisoners = 18

Staff = 2

Total = 20

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | CBC News (17 July 2020)


Federal Training Centre

Prisoners = 162 (multi | 1 dead on 3 May 2020) + 1 (minimum)

Staff = 34 

Total = 197

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | CBC News (17 July 2020)


Joliette Institution for Women

Prisoners = 54

Staff = 49

Total = 103 

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | CBC News (17 July 2020)


Port Cartier Institution

Prisoners = 15

Staff = 26

Total = 41

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | CBC News (17 July 2020)


Regional Reception Centre - Quebec Region

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 1

Total = 1

Source: CBC News (17 July 2020)


ONTARIO REGION

Prisoners = 178
Staff = 23

Total = 201


Bath Institution

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 1

Total = 1

Source: CBC News (17 July 2020)


Beaver Creek Institution

Prisoners = 1 (via Joyceville Institution)

Staff = 

Total = 2

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | CBC News (17 July 2020)


Collins Bay Institution

Prisoners = 6 (medium via Joyceville Institution)

Staff = 0

Total = 6

Source: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021


Grand Valley Institution for Women

Prisoners = 8

Staff = 3

Total = 11

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | CBC News (17 July 2020)


Joyceville Institution

Prisoners = 160 (medium)

Staff = 1 + 16

Total = 177

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | CBC News (17 July 2020) | Global News (2 February 2021)


Millhaven Institution

Prisoners = 0

Staff = 1

Total = 1

Source: Kingston Whig-Standard (19 October 2020)


Warkworth Institution

Prisoners = 3 (medium via Joyceville Institution)

Staff = 0

Total = 3

Source: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021


PRAIRIE REGION

Prisoners = 700
Staff = 66

Total = 766


Stony Mountain Institution

Prisoners = 370 (1 dead on 27 December 2020) + 1 (medium)

Staff = 8 + 25

Total = 403

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | Newstalk 610 CKTB (23 November 2020) | CBC News (21 February 2021)


Saskatchewan Penitentiary

Prisoners = 8 (maximum) + 241 (medium | 1 dead on 8 January 2021

Staff = 1 + 14

Total = 264

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | Saskatoon Star Phoenix (6 October 2020) | CTV News (24 December 2020)


Willow Cree Healing Centre

Prisoners = 8 (1 dead on 25 January 2021)

Staff = 2

Total = 10

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021| Global News (31 December 2020)


Bowden Institution

Prisoners = 2

Staff = 3

Total = 5

Source: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | CTV News (30 October 2020)


Drumheller Institution

Prisoners = 67 

Staff = 

Total = 69

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | Calgary Herald (31 October 2020


Edmonton Institution

Prisoners = 1

Staff = 7

Total = 8

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | CTV News (21 November 2020)


Edmonton Institution for Women

Prisoners = 5 + 2

Staff = 1

Total = 8

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | Edmonton Journal (24 November 2020)


Pê Sâkâstêw Centre

Prisoners = 0

Staff =3

Total = 3

Source: Calgary Herald (31 October 2020


PACIFIC REGION

Prisoners = 125
Staff = 18

Total = 143

Fraser Valley Institution for Women

Prisoners = 

Staff = 

Total = 5

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | CBC News (17 July 2020)


Matsqui Institution

Prisoners = 1 

Staff = 1

Total = 2

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021) | News 1130 (10 September 2020)


Mission Institution

Prisoners = 120 (medium | 1 dead on 15 April 2020)

Staff = 12 + 2 + 2

Total = 136

Sources: Correctional Service Canada (23 February 2021| CBC News (17 July 2020) | Daily Hive News Vancouver (16 September 2020) | CTV News (19 November 2020)


UNKNOWN INSTITUTIONS AND REGIONS

Staff = 261 reported via Le Soleil (6 January 2021) + 35 reported TriCity News (22 January 2021) minus 226 cases compiled above

Total = 70


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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