Black, Indigenous inmates in Canada face greater barriers returning to society: AG report

Black, Indigenous inmates in Canada face greater barriers returning to society: AG report

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by pmnationtalk on May 31, 2022185 Views

Credit: Global News

The federal auditor general said at a news conference in Ottawa on Tuesday that Canada’s prison service has not given offenders timely access to programs to help ease them back into society, including courses specific to women, Indigenous people and visible minorities.

Auditor general Karen Hogan, among her four reports delivered, found Black and Indigenous offenders experienced poorer outcomes than any other groups in the federal correctional system and faced greater barriers to a safe and gradual return to the outside world.

In addition, one of the reports found Ottawa struggles to deliver benefits to disabled war veterans. It said Veterans Affairs Canada’s file management is ineffective, as the department has not been able to reduce wait times.

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