Breaking the cycle of incarceration for women

We discussed issues and opportunities for women in the prison system with University of Alberta researchers Dr. Jana Grekul and Jenna Robinson

4 May 2023

Barbed wire at a prison

“We call upon federal, provincial, and territorial governments to commit to eliminating the overrepresentation of Aboriginal people in custody over the next decade, and to issue detailed annual reports that monitor and evaluate progress in doing so.”

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

It costs $175,000 to $250,000 a year to imprison one woman and about $31,000 to support a woman in the community for a year

Elizabeth Fry Society, Cost of Incarceration

The justice system and poverty