Canada’s prison system continues to punish Black and Indigenous people – rabble

Canada’s prison system continues to punish Black and Indigenous people – rabble

by ahnationtalk on November 17, 202257 Views

November 17, 2022

A recent report from the Office of Correctional Investigator outlines how the same systemic barriers identified nearly a decade ago, including discrimination and racial bias, remain as pervasive and persistent as ever.

The treatment of Black and Indigenous people in Canadian federal prisons hasn’t improved in the past decade. In many ways, it’s gotten worse.

That’s according to the 2021-22 annual report from the Office of the Correctional Investigator, which was tabled in Parliament on Nov. 1.

The report features findings from three national investigations that look at the experiences and outcomes of Black and Indigenous people in federal custody, while also reviewing restrictive confinement conditions and practices since the elimination of solitary confinement in 2019.

Read More: https://rabble.ca/human-rights/prison-system-punishes-black-indigenous-people/

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