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  • Nearly 9,500 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Canadian Carceral Institutions by the End of September 2021
    by Administrator on October 2, 2021

    * Updated 2 October 2021 at 11:55am EDT *OVERALLPrisoners = 7,277 (9 deaths reported)Staff = 2,184 (1 death reported)Contractors = 6 Unknown = 11Total = 9,478Canadian Jurisdictions with Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to their Carceral Institutions as of 30 September 2021  Federal | Correctional Service Canada = 2,193 (1,584 prisoners | 609 staff) Newfoundland and Labrador = 0Nova Scotia = 6 (5 prisoners | 1 staff)New Brunswick = 14 (2 + 2 staff | 10 unknown)Prince Edward Island = 1 […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to British Columbia Provincial Jails and Prisons (end-September 2021)
    by Administrator on October 2, 2021

    * Updated 2 October 2021 at 11:25am EDT *258 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to British Columbia Provincial Jails and Prisons as of the end of September 2021 *Prisoners = 209Staff =  49Total = 258* 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 […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons (end-September 2021)
    by Administrator on October 2, 2021

    * Updated 2 October 2021 at 11:20am EDT *1,740 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 27 September 2021 *Prisoners = 1,526Staff = 212Contractors = 2Total = 1,740* 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 prisoners and prison staff in Alberta that have not been […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Saskatchewan Provincial Jails and Prisons (end-September 2021)
    by Administrator on October 2, 2021

    * Updated 2 October 2021 at 11:10am EDT *1,152 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Saskatchewan Provincial Jails and Prisons as of the end of September 2021 *Prisoners = 906 Staff = 246Total = 1,152* 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 […]

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

    * Updated: 2 October 2021 at 10:20am EDT *654 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Manitoba Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 30 September 2021Prisoners = 512Staff = 142Total = 654INSTITUTIONS AND CASESAgassiz Youth CentrePrisoners = 13Staff = 5Total = 18Source: Data MB (30 September 2021)Brandon Correctional CentrePrisoners = 90Staff = 20Total = 110Source: Data MB (30 September 2021) Headingly Correctional CentrePrisoners = 214 Staff = 49 Total = 263Source: Data MB (30 September […]

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

    * Updated: 2 October 2021 at 10:15am EDT *2,380 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Ontario Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 30 September 2021 *Prisoners = 1,868 (1 dead)Staff = 508Contractor = 4Total = 2,380* 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 […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Federal Penitentiaries (end-September 2021)
    by Administrator on October 2, 2021

      * Updated: 2 October 2021 at 10:00am EDT *2,193 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Federal Penitentiaries Operated by Correctional Correctional Service Canada | CSC as of 27 September 2021 *Prisoners = 1,584 (6 dead)Staff = 609Total = 2,193* 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 […]

  • More Than 9,300 COVID-19 Cases Linked to Canadian Carceral Institutions by the End of August 2021
    by Administrator on September 1, 2021

    * Updated 1 September 2021 at 3:20pm EDT *OVERALLPrisoners = 7,142 (9 deaths reported)Staff = 2,176 (1 death reported)Contractors = 6 Unknown = 8Total = 9,332Canadian Jurisdictions with Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to their Carceral Institutions as of 31 August 2021  Federal | Correctional Service Canada = 2,191 (1,582 prisoners | 609 staff) Newfoundland and Labrador = 0Nova Scotia = 6 (5 prisoners | 1 staff)New Brunswick = 9 (2 staff | 7 unknown)Prince Edward Island = 1 (1 […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to British Columbia Provincial Jails and Prisons
    by Administrator on September 1, 2021

     * Updated 1 September 2021 at 2:50pm EDT *258 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to British Columbia Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 16 June 2021 *Prisoners = 209Staff =  49Total = 258* 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 […]

  • COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons
    by Administrator on September 1, 2021

     * Updated 1 September 2021 at 2:43pm EDT *1,697 Reported COVID-19 Cases Linked to Alberta Provincial Jails and Prisons as of 9 June 2021 *Prisoners = 1,483Staff = 212Contractors = 2Total = 1,697* 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 prisoners and prison staff in Alberta that have not been publicly […]