Blog Archives

Treatment of Inuit in Quebec jails called ‘unacceptable’ by ombudsman

hi-bc-120604-prison-cellsReport notes dramatic rise in number of Inuit in provincial jails, from 549 to 898 over last 6 years

CBC News, Feb 18, 2016

Quebec’s ombudsman has released a scathing report on┬áthe treatment of Inuit in the provincial justice system.

Raymonde Saint-Germain describes the conditions of people arrested and convicted as “unacceptable.”

She says the detention conditions are “below current standards” and infringe on the constitutional right to human dignity. Read the rest of this entry