Whitehorse Correctional Centre

Joel Krahn/Yukon News file
Up to 20 inmates and additional staff have been transferred to the Whitehorse Correctional Centre.

Inmates transferred to Whitehorse following Baffin Correctional Centre fire

Inmates on remand or serving a territorial sentence were transferred to Whitehorse on March 27

 

Sylvie Salomon holds two photos of her son, Maxim Baril-Blouin, near the Yukon River on March 16. Baril-Blouin passed away while in custody in 2018. (Gabrielle Plonka/Yukon News)

Family of man who died in custody in 2018 still seeking answers

Maxim Baril-Blouin, 26, passed away while in court-ordered care in Edmonton

 

Whitehorse Correctional Centre in Whitehorse on Feb. 2. A COVID-19 vaccine clinic was held for inmates on Jan. 21, with the doses available on a voluntary basis. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Less than half of inmates opt for COVID-19 vaccine at Whitehorse Correctional Centre

Pandemic protocols will remain in place, according to justice department

 

The son of Charabelle Silverfox, Zyrcye Menzi, stares out the window at his home while his father, Calvin Menzi, brushes the hair from his face on Oct. 20. Zyryce has not been able to touch his mother since March. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)

Mother at Whitehorse Correctional Centre unable to hold infant since March due to COVID-19 measures

Charabelle Silverfox was still breastfeeding her son when the jail suspended personal visits.

The son of Charabelle Silverfox, Zyrcye Menzi, stares out the window at his home while his father, Calvin Menzi, brushes the hair from his face on Oct. 20. Zyryce has not been able to touch his mother since March. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News)
Whitehorse Correctional Centre officials have replied to a petition by inmate Charabelle Silverfox, who alleges she’s being kept in conditions mirroring separate confinement, arguing that her placement isn’t nearly as restrictive as claimed. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Inmate not being kept in restrictive confinement, WCC argues in response to petition

Whitehorse Correctional Centre (WCC) officials have replied to a petition by an…

Whitehorse Correctional Centre officials have replied to a petition by inmate Charabelle Silverfox, who alleges she’s being kept in conditions mirroring separate confinement, arguing that her placement isn’t nearly as restrictive as claimed. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)
Two former Whitehorse Correctional Centre inmates, Ray Hartling and Mark Lange, have filed a class action against the jail, corrections officials and Yukon government on behalf of everyone who’s been placed in two restrictive units over the past six years. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Class action filed against Whitehorse Correctional Centre over use of segregation

Two former Whitehorse Correctional Centre inmates have filed a class action against…

Two former Whitehorse Correctional Centre inmates, Ray Hartling and Mark Lange, have filed a class action against the jail, corrections officials and Yukon government on behalf of everyone who’s been placed in two restrictive units over the past six years. (Joel Krahn/Yukon News file)

Whitehorse Correctional Centre inmate files petition over alleged separate confinement without legal protections

An inmate at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre has filed a petition against…

WCC adopts new definition of segregation

Secure living unit dismantled

Concerns about transitional facility at WCC misplaced, former correctional investigator says

The former correctional investigator of Canada says he thinks that some of…

Lawyers, legal advocacy group condemn Yukon halfway house’s relocation to former jail unit

Group of lawyers, Pivot Legal Society asking Yukon government to move facility off WCC grounds

Yukon RCMP and courts cut non-essential services, jail taking extra precautions due to COVID-19

Court appearances will be held by phone or video conferencing where possible

New sweat lodge program at WCC an opportunity for teaching, healing, officials say

Council of Yukon First Nations and Yukon government announced program at a press conference Feb. 28

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