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Challenging Dry-Celling

Advocacy

“Dry-celling” is a form of solitary confinement where someone suspected of carrying contraband is held under direct observation, with the lights at all time, and with no running water for […]

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Challenging the Use of Strip Searching – Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)

Advocacy

In 2017, CAEFS Atlantic regional advocates assisted a woman in submitting a public complaint to the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission of the RCMP (CCRC) regarding the illegal strip search […]

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Public Inquest into the Death of a Woman at the Grand Valley Institution  

Legal Interventions

CAEFS is working to support the inquest into the death of a woman at the Grand Valley Institution in 2016. This woman’s death is further proof that that prisons are no […]

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Human Rights Case: Conditions of Confinement for People in Prisons Designated for Women

Legal Interventions

In 2010 CAEFS filed a Human Rights Case on behalf of all federally sentenced women with the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal. Information from our years of advocacy and monitoring conditions […]

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Elizabeth Fry Week 2022

Legal Interventions

This year’s Elizabeth Fry Week theme is: “Doing Life: Understanding Life Sentences in Canada”. The goal of Elizabeth Fry Week is to enhance public awareness and education around the issues […]

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