Press Release: CAEFS and Elizabeth Fry Northern Alberta Call for a Systemic Response to Sexual Violence or Coercion Perpetrated by the Staff of Correctional Services of Canada3/7/2023
On March 3, 2023, the media reported that a staff member at the Edmonton Institution for Women (EIFW), a federal prison designated for women in Edmonton, Alberta, was charged in connection with an historical sexual assault on one of the women incarcerated there. The Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) and the Elizabeth Fry Society of Northern Alberta are calling for action from the federal government to address the persistent – and well known – systemic issue of sexual violence and coercion in federal prisons.
If you are in Northern Alberta and have experienced sexual violence, please contact Elizabeth Fry Northern Alberta’s Independent Legal Advice Project for Survivors of Sexual Violence for information and support at 780-421-1175.
You can read the full press release, below.
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