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Press Releases, Public Statements, and Open Letters

Press Releases

August 2022: Canada must end “extreme”, prolonged solitary confinement (185kB, PDF) Download
July 2022: Recommendations in Inquest into the Death of Delilah Blair – Systemic Change Is Needed (113kB, PDF) Download
June 2022: Inquest into the Death of Delilah Blair: Outrage and Heartbreak Are Not Enough (76kB, PDF) Download
April 2022: The Courage of Formerly Incarcerated Women leads to Former Correctional Officer at Nova Institution Pleading Guilty to Sexual Assault and Breach of Trust (141kB, PDF) Download
February 2022: The Failure of Creating Choices: CAEFS Response to the Office of the Correctional Investigator’s 2020-2021 Annual Report (169kB, PDF) Download
December 2021: Response to the OCI’s Recent Reporting “Proportion of Indigenous Women in Federal Custody Nears 50%” (134kB, PDF) Download
November 2021: The Government Must Act to End Abusive Solitary Confinement (241kB, PDF) Download
November 2021: Advocates Call on Government and CSC to Act to Protect the Rights of Trans Prisoners  (259kB, PDF) Download
November 2021: Advocates Celebrate “Important win” Following the Striking Down of Inhumane Dry Cell Law in Nova Scotia (260kB, PDF) Download
May 2021: Announcing the Launch of Elizabeth Fry Week 2021: Human Rights in Action (228kB, PDF) Download
February 2021: Reproductive (In)Justice in Canadian Federal Prisons for Women (244kB, PDF) Download
November 2020: By Any Other Name: a 15 Day Spotlight on Solitary Confinement (179kB, PDF) Download
November 2020: Prisoner Challenges Law that Authorizes Extreme Form of Solitary Confinement (340kB, PDF) Download
October 2020: CAEFS’ Response to The OCI’s Investigation into Sexual Coercion and Sexual Violence in Federal Correction (251kB, PDF) Download
August 2020: Oversight of Segregation in Prisons not Operative: The Abolition of the Practice of Segregation is Necessary and Urgent (226kB, PDF) Download
July 2020: Correctional Officer at the Grand Valley Institution Arrested for Sexual Assault Against Prisoner (164kB, PDF) Download
May 2020: Former Correctional Officer at the Nova Institution for Women Arrested on Charges of Sexual Assault Against Prisoners (151kB, PDF) Download
May 2020: Elizabeth Fry Week 2020 – Build Communities, Not Prison (88kB, PDF) Download
April 2020: Alarming Infection Rates at Joliette Institution for Women (151kB, PDF) Download
January 2020: Appalling and growing over-representation of Indigenous people in Canadian prisons highlighted by the Correctional Investigator (139kB, PDF) Download

Public Statements

August 2021: Prisoners’ Justice Day 2021 (247kB, PDF) Download
June 2021: CAEFS’ Public Statement Regarding a June 2nd, 2021 Open Letter (253kB, PDF) Download
May 2021: “The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Society’s Statement on the discovery of 215 children at a Kamloops Residential School” (224kB, PDF) Download
March 2021: Statement on the Office of the Correctional Investigator’s Third COVID-19 Report (248kB, PDF) Download
February 2021: Statement on Bill C-22 (217kB, PDF) Download
August 2020: Prisoners’ Justice Day 2020  (124kB, PDF) Download
May 2020: Statement on Policing the Pandemic (60kB, PDF) Download

Open Letters

June 2022: Body Worn Cameras – RCMP (644kB, PDF) Download
September 2021: Letter of Solidarity with the Faquiri Family (343kB, PDF) Download
January 2021: National Coalition Calls on Government to Act to Protect Prisoners Against COVID-19 (239kB, PDF) Download
March 2020: COVID-19 & Incarcerated Peoples  (147kB, PDF) Download
March 2020: Depopulation of Federal Prisons (102kB, PDF) Download