Nunavut journalist becomes only person banned from all five Nunavut prisons

Nunavut’s Baffin Correctional Centre (BCC) is infamous.

The Auditor General of Canada said the facility puts the safety of staff and inmates at risk.

Most people want to get out of BCC, not in.

But one man who advocates for prisoners got kicked out of jail – and he’s taking Nunavut justice to court to get back in.

 

Video Journalist / Iqaluit

Kent has been APTN’s Nunavut correspondent since 2007. In that time he has closely covered Inuit issues, including devolution and the controversial Nutrition North food subsidy. He has also worked for CKIQ-FM in Iqaluit and as a reporter for Nunavut News North.

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4 thoughts on “Nunavut journalist becomes only person banned from all five Nunavut prisons

  1. I have so much proof of horrific human rights violations by CSC and the NPB against Indigenous prisoners, especially the Inuit, here in the south, that it is unbelievable. I have proof, so it has to be believed.

    If you want to see first hand how indigenous prisoners and victims are treated by the nation of Canada, I invite you to the criminal court on Wellington Street, Kingston, Ontario, on February 19th, at ten am.

  2. When the story starts to become more about the Reporter than the intended storyline there’s something wrong with that. The Journalist must have been disruptive enough, and documents were to have been issued to him about the Ban of him from this locations and why either as a journalist or as a visitor, etc, interesting but seemed a lot to go through for a story like this. Oh and those Prison look pretty advanced and pre-fabricated, that’s a story in itself and to observe the rates of incarceration, etc, its been noted that priviitasation of Correctional Cetres and Prison is a thing.

  3. When the story starts to become more about the Reporter than the intended storyline there’s something wrong with that. The Journalist must have been disruptive enough, and documents were to have been issued to him about the Ban of him from this locations and why either as a journalist or as a visitor, etc, interesting but seemed a lot to go through for a story like this. Oh and those Prison look pretty advanced and pre-fabricated, that’s a story in itself and to observe the rates of incarceration, etc, its been noted that priviitasation of Correctional Cetres and Prison is a thing.

  4. I have so much proof of horrific human rights violations by CSC and the NPB against Indigenous prisoners, especially the Inuit, here in the south, that it is unbelievable. I have proof, so it has to be believed.

    If you want to see first hand how indigenous prisoners and victims are treated by the nation of Canada, I invite you to the criminal court on Wellington Street, Kingston, Ontario, on February 19th, at ten am.

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