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  • Over 11,250 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Canadian Carceral Institutions by the End of December 2021
    by Administrator on January 3, 2022

    * Updated 3 January 2022 at 9:50am ET *OVERALLPrisoners = 8,402 (9 deaths reported / 2 under investigation)Staff = 2,835 (1 death reported)Contractors = 6 Unknown = 11Total = 11,254Canadian Jurisdictions with Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to their Carceral Institutions as of the end of December 2021  Federal | Correctional Service Canada = 2,621 (1,768 prisoners | 853 staff) Newfoundland and Labrador = 0Prince Edward Island = 1 (1 prisoner | 0 staff)Nova Scotia = 38 (37 prisoners | 1 […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Territorial Jails and Prisons in Canada (end-December 2021)
    by Administrator on January 3, 2022

    * Updated 3 January 2022 at 9:35am ET *22 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Territorial Jails and Prisons in Canada as of the end of December 2021 *Prisoners = 21Staff =  0Unknown = 1Total = 22* Data based on figures made publicly available through media reporting. Due a lack of proactive disclosure by territorial governments in Canada and the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst territorial prisoners and […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to British Columbia Provincial Jails and Prisons (end-December 2021)
    by Administrator on January 3, 2022

    * Updated 3 January 2022 at 9:30am ET *278 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to British Columbia Provincial Jails and Prisons as of the end of December 2021 *Prisoners = 229Staff =  49Total = 278* Data based on figures made publicly available through government, union and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available (e.g. the last data available is from media reporting on 8 November 2021), it is possible that there are fewer or additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons (end-December 2021)
    by Administrator on January 3, 2022

    * Updated 3 January 2022 at 9:20am ET *1,747 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons as of the end of December 2021 *Prisoners = 1,529Staff = 216Contractors = 2Total = 1,747* Data based on figures made publicly available through government, union and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available (e.g. the last data available is from media reporting on 22 October 2021), it is possible that there are additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Saskatchewan Provincial Jails and Prisons (end-December 2021)
    by Administrator on January 3, 2022

    * Updated 3 January 2022 at 9:10am ET *1,177 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Saskatchewan Provincial Jails and Prisons as of the end of December 2021 *Prisoners = 924 Staff = 253Total = 1,177* Data based on figures made publicly available through government and media reporting. Due to the quality of the data available (e.g. the last data available is from media reporting on 17 November 2021), it is possible that there are fewer or additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Manitoba Provincial Jails and Prisons (end-December 2021)
    by Administrator on January 2, 2022

    * Updated: 2 January 2022 at 1:00pm ET *710 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Manitoba Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 31 December 2021Prisoners = 532Staff = 178Total = 710INSTITUTIONS AND CASESAgassiz Youth CentrePrisoners = 13Staff = 5Total = 18Source: Data MB (31 December 2021)Brandon Correctional CentrePrisoners = 91Staff = 21Total = 112Source: Data MB (31 December 2021) Headingly Correctional CentrePrisoners = 214 Staff = 60 Total = 274Source: Data MB (31 December 2021)Manitoba […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ontario Provincial Jails and Prisons (end-December 2021)
    by Administrator on January 2, 2022

    * Updated: 5 January 2022 at 11:05am ET *2,863 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ontario Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 21 December 2021 *Prisoners = 2,250 (1 dead)Staff = 609Contractor = 4Total = 2,863* 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 provincial prison staff in Ontario that have not been publicly […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Quebec Provincial Jails and Prisons (end-December 2021)
    by Administrator on January 2, 2022

     * Updated 2 January 2022 at 10:35am ET *1,749 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Quebec Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 29 December 2021 *Prisoners = 1,081Staff =  668Total = 1,749* Data based on figures made publicly available by Quebec's provincial government.INSTITUTIONS AND CASESÉtablissement de détention d'AmosPrisoners = 8Staff = 5Total = 13Source: Gouvernement du Québec (29 December 2021)Établissement de détention Baie ComeauPrisoners = 0Staff = 7Total = […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Provincial Jails and Prisons in Atlantic Canada (end-December 2021)
    by Administrator on January 2, 2022

    * Updated 2 January 2022 at 9:55am ET *87 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Provincial Jails and Prisons in Atlantic Canada as of the end of December 2021 *Prisoners = 68Staff =  9Unknown = 10Total = 87* Data based on figures made publicly available through media reporting. Due a lack of proactive disclosure by provincial governments in Atlantic Canada and the quality of the data available, it is possible that there are additional laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 amongst provincial […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Federal Penitentiaries (end-December 2021)
    by Administrator on January 2, 2022

    * Updated: 2 January 2022 at 10:40am ET *2,621 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Federal Penitentiaries Operated by Correctional Correctional Service Canada | CSC as of 31 December 2021 *Prisoners = 1,768 (6 dead)Staff = 853Total = 2,621* 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 […]