January 25, 2016: Regina Correctional Centre prisoners staged at least three meal refusals since November of last year. This comes in response to the privatization of food service last year, which prisoners say has degraded the quality of the food.
January 7, 2016: Between 100 and 150 prisoners at Regina Provincial Correctional Centre in Saskatchewan refused meals for 24 hours to protest the quality of food they were being served by a private company called Compass Group of Canada.
December 7, 2015: At least 70 prisoners take control of the top floor of the jail and leave it "destroyed." They take a guard hostage and make demands in a riot that lasts over 12 hours. Eventually, tactical units from several cities respond to the riot and regain control of
August 18 - August 21, 2015 & November 18 - November 20, 2015: Prisoners at the Toronto South Detention Centre stage a series of hunger strikes to protest inhuman conditions at the new superjail that has been deemed a "$1-billion hellhole" by the media. Prisoners complain
June 19, 2015: Forty-five inmates in two separate units of a maximum-security facility in Penetanguishene engaged in a six-hour long uprising causing an estimated $50,000 in damage, according to the president of the union that represents prison employees.
March 25, 2015: Following another hunger strike earlier in the month, approximately 12 prisoners launch a second hunger strike to express issues with the fulfillment of their previous demands for religious freedom, access to exercise and other issues. The hunger strike lasts
March 2 - 3, 2015: At least 15 prisoners in the high security unit launch a hunger strike to demand access to outdoors exercise, freedom to practice Indigenous religious ceremonies and other demands. Forrest Pelletier, a prisoner at Regina involved in the strike, spoke with
June 7, 2014: Three prisoners escaped in a helicopter piloted by an unknown person. The helicopter landed in the yard of the prison where three prisoners boarded it before it took off westward towards Montreal. The prisoners were at large for over two weeks before law
April 22, 2014: Approximately five prisoners attacked two prison guards at around 8 in the evening, which ended with both guards and one of the prisoners requiring medical treatment.
February 6, 2014: Kawartha Lakes Police responded with a heavy police presence to a disturbance at Central East Correctional Centre. According to prison officials, inmates in one unit of the prison reportedly started multiple small fires and damaged their cells and the unit