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
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: www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=7553
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: www.elizabethfry.ca
For the report go to: www.chrc-ccdp.ca