Whitehorse Correctional Centre

Yukon Corrections Act amendments pass

Amendments to the territorial Corrections Act that will see changes to how…

 

Armed with a rubber chicken, Crash Test Dummies drummer visits the WCC

“I’m just a guy trying to make the world a better place with small increments of happiness”

 

Yukon Liberals table proposed amendments to territorial Corrections Act

Many of the amendments are related to the use of segregation

 

WCC did not have authority to create secure living unit, judge finds

Justice Ron Veale’s decision on petition from former WCC inmate Darryl Sheepway was released Sept. 19

A phone company wants to provide free inmate calls

The idea has not been formally proposed

WCC misleading public on number of inmates in segregation, former inmate to argue in court

Inmates in jail’s secure living unit kept in conditions mirroring segregation, Darryl Sheepway claims

Corrections officers to take over provost services from Yukon RCMP

Yukon RCMP has not provided provost services in the Whitehorse courthouse cellblock since January

NDP decries lack of ‘urgency’ in governments response to WCC inspection

‘The reality is that the longer this goes on the less humane our prison system is in the territory’

No new forensic unit planned for Whitehorse’s hospital

Justice says hospital may expand services it offers inmates but not enough to qualify as ‘forensic’

Whitehorse Correctional Centre report a ‘starting point’ to address justice system issues, CYFN says

CYFN executive director Shadelle Chambers says the justice system ‘requires fundamental changes’

Yukon government releases WCC inspection report

The report contains 40 recommendations on how facilities and services at the WCC should be improved

Yukon government releases Whitehorse Correctional Centre inspection report

The report contains 40 recommendations on how facilities and services at the WCC should be improved

WCC human rights complaints settlement opens way for improvements, ADM says

In an interview, Al Lucier said settlement wasn’t a finding of fault

Yukon government reaches settlement on WCC human rights complaints

Agreement includes terms on mental health, Indigenous inmates and the use of segregation

WCC inspection report now in the hands of Yukon government

Inspector David Loukidelis and the Yukon government confirmed the report was submitted May 15

Inspector, CYFN lawyer talk about WCC inspection at justice conference

David Loukidelis and Jennie Cunningham spoke about the Whitehorse Correctional Centre

Yukon assistant deputy minister of justice calls WCC ‘my hotel,’ justice system ‘travel agents’

Al Lucier made the comments at the Council of Yukon First Nations’ justice conference April 6

Yukon First Nations chiefs speak out as Nehass legal saga resumes

‘It is the system that is failing the individuals’