Recent articles of note

Just wanted to alert everyone about 2 recently published articles. One is a short one from the Edmonton Journal describing the increase in numbers of women in federal prisons and the other is a very interesting essay discussing recent proposals to reform correctional services and their consequences for prisoners’ human rights.


“No More Stolen Sisters” Amnesty International Report

This recently released report urges government action to address the violence and murder of indigenous women in Canada. It contains a section that discusses aboriginal women in prison, specifically, the disproportionate number of aboriginal women in Canada’s prisons.

Another great new resource for the library

Human Rights in Action: Handbook for Women Serving Federal Sentences
This booklet explains the rights women have while in prison and while out on conditional release, and discusses some of the ways women prisoners can exercise their rights and avoid having them restricted further. Another purpose of the booklet is to aid in the training of prisoner advocates inside and outside prison.

Authors of this booklet are the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) , the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) , and Strength in Sisterhood (SIS).

Read more about the booklet and download it for yourself from:

This looks like an excellent resource both for our group and the EIFW women. We should try to either get a print copy from EFry or print off a couple of copies for the EIFW library. Maybe Tabitha could look into getting a copy for the library? And Liz FL, could you add this to the bibliography you have been compiling?