Baffin Correctional Centre, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
September 25, 2017

At least four prisoners participated in a two hour uprising that caused an estimated $100,000 in damage to the facility. According to the Department of Justice, prisoners destroyed “85 per cent of the building’s medium security bed space and 33 per cent of the maximum security bed space.”

A prisoner who participated in the uprising later told media that he did so in order to draw attention to the deplorable conditions of the facility.

Citations:

Iqaluit jail damaged as 4 inmates wreak havoc“, CBC, September 28, 2017.

Inmate who took part in riot at notorious Iqaluit jail says conditions making inmates worse“, CBC, October 5, 2017.

Background:

Baffin Correctional Centre ‘appalling’ and should be closed, report says“, CBC, April 3, 2014.

Baffin Correctional Centre’s conditions ‘intolerable,’ Nunavut judge writes“, CBC, July 25, 2015.