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Locking Them Up to Keep Them “Safe”: Criminalized Girls in British Columbia


This report provides a unique glimpse of young women’s experiences of criminalization. Four girls with first-hand experiences of being arrested, appearing in court, and spending time in prison share their stories. The report also offers an overview of the history of girls’ imprisonment in Canada, and the many human and equality-rights abuses criminalized girls are currently subject to.

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