Edmonton Remand Centre, Alberta, Canada
January 6-10, 2018

At least 55 prisoners at the Edmonton Remand Centre in Alberta, Canada launch a hunger strike to protest an increase in violent attacks on prisoners by corrections officers. The jail responds by placing all striking prisoners in isolation and taking away their personal property. The hunger strike resolves 3 days later, according to the jail administration.

Citations:

“Inmates at Edmonton Remand Centre on hunger strike to protest treatment,CBC/Radio-Canada, January 8, 2018.

“Inmates on hunger strike at Edmonton jail segregated for ‘non-compliance,’ province says”, CBC/Radio-Canada, January 10, 2018.

“Edmonton Remand Centre hunger strike ends, social justice advocate seeks answers”, CBC/Radio-Canada, January 15, 2018.

Background:

Agreement reached in lockdown of Edmonton Remand Centre“, CBC/Radio-Canada, December 15, 2017

Documents reveal Edmonton Remand Centre staff were punched, spit on in lead up to lockdown“, Edmonton Journal, February 9, 2018.