Learning and Knowledge Exchanges
This handbook is designed to give you the tools and resources to defend and advocate for your rights while you are federally incarcerated. This handbook is written specifically for people in prison, but advocates, lawyers, and other allies will also find it useful in their work.
This report highlights how incarceration as a new parent and / or during the period of reproductive age is a barrier to being able to choose to parent and to parent children you do have. By preventing reproduction, dislocating children from their parents to the foster care system, and placing mothers at greater risk to their health and survival, the incarceration of Indigenous women in Canada meets the United Nations (1948) definition of genocide.
This sheet provides an overview on the overincarceration of Indigenous women in federal prisons, as well as its interconnected causes , which include the over-policing and under-protection of Indigenous communities, systemic socioeconomic marginalization, and ongoing colonial policies and institutions.
Strip searches are often experienced as sexual assault and can have detrimental effects on incarcerated women, non-binary, and two sprit people. This fact sheet provides an overview on this pervasive issue in federal prisons in Canada designated for women.