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Nehass’ plight ‘sad state of affairs’: judge

October 02, 2017 | Whitehorse Star

A Yukon Supreme Court justice has issued a damning memorandum on the treatment of a mentally ill Indigenous man in the territory’s criminal justice system.

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Yukon government should remove WCC’s hospital status, says Supreme Court judge

October 02, 2017 | Yukon News

‘Calling a prison a hospital does not change the nature of the WCC from a penal environment’

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Yukon’s justice minister to order inspection of WCC following Nehass case

September 20, 2017 | Yukon News

‘This case has raised a lot of questions that need to be addressed’

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Michael Nehass, Indigenous inmate who spent years in solitary confinement, to be transferred to B.C. hospital

September 12, 2017 | Globe and Mail

Michael Nehass, who started believing a technological device had been implanted in his torso during his six years at the Whitehorse Correctional Centre, will arrive at the Hillside Centre in Kamloops on Sept. 18, a judge ordered Tuesday.

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North of 60: The Women of the Whitehorse Correctional Centre Speak Out

Handbook for Prisoners in the Whitehorse Correctional Centre

We created a publication, called Human Rights in Action, to help those who have ended up in the Whitehorse Correctional Centre. It's dedicated to ensuring that the human rights of all prisoners are protected, especially those prisoners who are racialized and those with disabling mental health issues.

It's meant to assist you to advocate on behalf of yourself and others. The idea is to ensure that those whose rights are interfered with have support to address discriminatory treatment, in addition to identifying and addressing areas that require systemic advocacy.

Click here to view or download the PDF.

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In Memoriam

"My life is complicated, most times in chaos. I would not change it, because it made me who I am today."
-Alyx Stastny

On August 10 2017 the Yukon and our organization lost an extraordinary young woman. Alyx Stastny was a tenacious and fierce advocate of prisoners' rights. She was a bright, funny and articulate young woman who met the challenges of her life with dignity and charisma. Her spirit was strong, we miss her dearly. This site is dedicated to her.

Alyx Stastny, in Memoriam