Uprising at Baffin Correctional Centre, Nunavut, Canada

Uprising at Baffin Correctional Centre, Nunavut, Canada

Baffin Correctional Centre, Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada
June 20, 2018

An uprising in the Charlie Unit that lasted five hours caused extensive damage to the facility with estimates of the damages well over $100,00. At least 26 prisoners took over the wing, causing guards to abandon their posts, and threw various items at the windows of the unit including “a jail cell door, six chairs, three TVs, a bathroom sink and an exit sign, among others.”



Inmate riot in Iqaluit jail causes significant structural damage, but no injuries“, CBC, June 21, 2018.

As long as decrepit Iqaluit jail stays open, riots will keep happening, says director“, CBC, June 26, 2018.


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.

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

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