In support of prisoners and prison justice activism in Canada
Canadian Human Rights Commmission Looks at Women in Prison

Prisoner rights activists across the country have taken the situation of women in prison to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

The Commission conducted a broad based systemic review in 2003. The review is looking into discrimination against women in prison based on sex, race and disability.

In May, 2003 11 organizations submitted briefs to the human rights commission in Ottawa, Canada. Filis Iverson, a prisoner rights activist, was attending the hearings. She spoke with several of the women there. To hear or download this audio go to:

They are issuing a special report regarding the treatment of women prisoners in Canada. The final report is expected to be released on Jan 28, 2004 and will be posted here.

For the full submissions go to:

For the report go to: