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  • More Than 8,250 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Canadian Carceral Institutions
    by Administrator on May 10, 2021

     * Updated 14 May 2021 at 9:10am EST *OVERALLPrisoners = 5,916 (8 deaths reported)Staff = 1,955 (1 death reported)Contractors = 6 Unspecified = 383Total = 8,260Canadian Jurisdictions with Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to their Carceral Institutions as of 13 May 2021  Federal | Correctional Service Canada = 2,185 (1,576 prisoners | 609 staff) Nova Scotia = 4 (2 + 1 prisoners | 1 staff)New Brunswick = 2 (0 prisoners | 2 staff)Prince Edward Island = 1 (1 prisoner | 0 staff)Quebec = 986 […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to British Columbia Provincial Jails and Prisons
    by Administrator on May 10, 2021

     * Updated 9 May 2021 at 8:40pm EST *177 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to British Columbia Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 19 April 2021 *Prisoners = 128Staff =  49Total = 177* Data based on figures made publicly available through government, union and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are fewer or additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst provincial prisoners and prison staff in British Columbia that have not been […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons
    by Administrator on May 10, 2021

     * Updated 12 May 2021 7:55pm EST *1,600 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 12 May 2021 *Prisoners = 1,006 Staff = 209Contractors = 2Unspecified = 383Total = 1,600* Data based on figures made publicly available through government, union and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are fewer or additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst provincial prisoners and prison staff in Alberta that […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Saskatchewan Provincial Jails and Prisons
    by Administrator on May 10, 2021

     * Updated 9 May 2021 at 8:30pm EST *1,032 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Saskatchewan Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 3 May 2021 *Prisoners = 811 Staff = 221Total = 1,032* Data based on figures made publicly available through government and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are fewer or additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst provincial prisoners and prison staff in Saskatchewan that have not been publicly […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Manitoba Provincial Jails and Prisons
    by Administrator on May 10, 2021

     * Updated: 13 May 2021 at 8:25pm EST *595 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Manitoba Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 13 May 2021Prisoners = 473 Staff = 122Total = 595INSTITUTIONS AND CASESAgassiz Youth CentrePrisoners = 13Staff = 5Total = 18Source: Data MB (13 May 2021)Brandon Correctional CentrePrisoners = 90Staff = 19Total = 109Source: Data MB (13 May 2021) Headingly Correctional CentrePrisoners = 214 Staff = 46 Total = 260Source: Data MB (13 May 2021)Manitoba Youth […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ontario Provincial Jails and Prisons
    by Administrator on May 10, 2021

     * Updated: 14 May 2021 at 9:10am EST *1,647 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ontario Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 12 May 2021 *Prisoners = 1,294 (1 dead)Staff = 349Contractor = 4Total = 1,647* Data based on figures made publicly available through government, union and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are fewer or additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst provincial prisoners and prison staff in Ontario that have […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Federal Penitentiaries
    by Administrator on May 10, 2021

     * Updated: 13 May 2021 at 8:25pm EST *2,185 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Federal Penitentiaries Operated by Correctional Correctional Service Canada | CSC as of 13 May 2021 *Prisoners = 1,576 (6 dead)Staff = 609Total = 2,183* Data based on figures made publicly available through government, union and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst federal penitentiary staff that have not […]

  • More Than 8,000 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Canadian Carceral Institutions by the End of April 2021
    by Administrator on April 20, 2021

    * Updated 1 May 2021 at 9:35am EST *OVERALLPrisoners = 5,761Staff = 1,915Contractors = 6 Unspecified = 360Total = 8,042Canadian Jurisdictions with Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to their Carceral Institutions as of 30 April 2021  Federal | Correctional Service Canada = 2,137 (1,530 prisoners | 607 staff) Nova Scotia = 2 (2 prisoners | 0 staff)New Brunswick = 2 (0 prisoners | 2 staff)Prince Edward Island = 1 (1 prisoner | 0 staff)Quebec = 963 (601 prisoners | 364 staff) Ontario = […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to British Columbia Provincial Jails and Prisons
    by Administrator on April 20, 2021

    * Updated 19 April 2021 at 9:50pm EST *177 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to British Columbia Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 19 April 2021 *Prisoners = 128Staff =  49Total = 177* Data based on figures made publicly available through government, union and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are fewer or additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst provincial prisoners and prison staff in British Columbia that have not been […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons
    by Administrator on April 20, 2021

    * Updated 19 April 2021 9:25pm EST *1,577 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 19 April 2021 *Prisoners = 1,006 Staff = 209Contractors = 2Unspecified = 360Total = 1,577* Data based on figures made publicly available through government, union and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are fewer or additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst provincial prisoners and prison staff in Alberta that […]