Correctional Investigator confirms Over-representation of Racialized Populations in Canadian Prisons
Thursday, November 28, 2013
Howard Sapers, Canada's Correctional Investigator, has released his Annual Report with a special focus on diversity in corrections. Sapers concludes that over the past decade, the number of Aboriginal inmates has increased by 46.4%, and the number of other visible minority inmates has grown by 75%, while the Caucasion inmate population has declined by 3%. The Report calls on Corrections Canada to increase diversity among prison staff, and develop a diversity training program for prison staff and officials. Sapers' full report is available here.