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N.W.T.’s new Corrections Act brings big changes to territory’s jails – CBC

by ahnationtalk on August 22, 2019122 Views

Bill adds reporting requirements, stricter rules on segregation for corrections facilities

Aug 22, 2019

The Northwest Territories’ overhaul of its corrections law could be a new model for reconciliation and offer inmates “a light of possibility and hope,” says one of the MLAs responsible for reviewing the bill.

In a session where regular MLAs and cabinet members have often been at odds — with at times, combative debate — the Corrections Act passed through its final review Wednesday with unanimous support.

“It offered me a glimpse of hope that reconciliation could happen with this government,” said Dehcho MLA Michael Nadli, speaking of the willingness of the Justice Department to make changes to the bill.

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