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Native leaders seek options for jailing of women

The Southern Chiefs Organization of Manitoba is calling on the province to seek alternatives to the jailing of Native women.

SCO commissioned a study through the non-partisan Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The report said healing lodges and treatment programs should be considered.

Native women represent a disproportionate percentage of the female prison population in Manitoba. At the Portage Correctional Institute for Women, Native women were 67 percent of the population, based on 1989 statistics.

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Native leaders call for alternatives to jail for women (CBC 3/1)

Relevant Links:
Southern Chiefs Organization
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives -

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