Inuit values, inmate care, focus of new made-in-Nunavut Corrections Act – CBC

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The new act replaces legislation taken from N.W.T.’s 1973 Corrections Act

Jun 20, 2019

Nunavut’s new Corrections Act focuses on Inuit participation, mental health for inmates, and creates an independent oversight position for the care of inmates.

The act received royal assent this month in the spring sitting of Nunavut’s Legislature, but none of it will come into effect until the oversight job is filled and policies related to the act are written.

Bill MacKay, the deputy minister for Nunavut’s Department of Justice, says that will probably take about a year, though the department has already started looking to fill the position.

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