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Edmonton women’s prison failing Indigenous women, inmates with mental illness, advocates say – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 10, 201775 Views

‘It’s the institution that first implemented some of the most regressive and repressive security regimes’

Oct 10, 2017

Poor treatment of Indigenous women and inmates with mental illness is behind the growing tension at the Edmonton Institution for Women, prisoner advocates say.

The prison has reached a breaking point, warns the local Elizabeth Fry Society after touring the facility in northwest Edmonton last week.

The same day in Ottawa, Sen. Elizabeth Pate attended a presentation by the prison’s former warden.

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