North Bay Jail, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
August 12, 2017

Prisoners staged an uprising that lasted eight hours. The uprising resulted in broken windows and one guard receiving treatment for minor injuries.

According to a representative from the prison guard union, Ontario Public Service Employees Union Local 616, the uprising was the result of overcrowding and lack of adequate resources to help prisoners. He also stated that this was the third such incident in the past five months.

 

Citations:

Ministry investigating after riot at North Bay Jail, correctional officer injured“, CTV News, August 14, 2017.

Riot in North Bay sparks calls for new jail“, Sudbury Star, August 14, 2017.

The province’s investigation into what lead up to the riot at the North Bay jail last weekend will take time“, Bay Today, August 21, 2017.