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A tale of two jails: Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit – NunatsiaqOnline

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 2016336 Views

December 13, 2016

“In here, you’re dealing with a lot of trauma. These men are angry—that’s why they’re here”

RANKIN INLET—You might be hard-pressed to find anything in common between the three-year-old Rankin Inlet Healing Facility and the decades-old Baffin Correctional Centre in Iqaluit.

The healing centre houses medium- and low-security inmates while in the BCC, overcrowded inmates of all security levels mix together between walls with holes where contraband has been known to flow freely.
Staff in Rankin Inlet recently led Nunatsiaq News on a tour of the 48-bed facility, the first time media have ever been invited for a peek inside.

That tour revealed some of the stark differences between the two jails.

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