Human Rights – October 25, 2017

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Human Rights – October 25, 2017

The committee continues its study on the human rights of prisoners in Canada’s correctional system. This meeting is focused on the human rights of black inmates.

The witnesses are Robert Wright (clinical social worker), Tamara Thomas (policy and research lawyer for the African Canadian Legal Clinic) and her colleague Matthew Boissonneault (research student); Luketa M’Pindou (executive director, Alliance Jeunesse-Famille de l’Alberta Society); and Jacques Kanku (project coordinator, Afro-Canadian Center of Wellness and Prevention of Alberta). They discuss issues such as mental health services, the lack of culturally appropriate rehabilitative programs, and crime prevention initiatives.