New jail for women in Fort Smith to have higher security rating, segregation – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 4, 201999 Views

Critics question the need for a more secure facility

Jan 04, 2019

The jail for women in Fort Smith, N.W.T. doesn’t look much like a jail.

The women’s unit of the Fort Smith Correctional Complex consists of two, nondescript houses in a residential area.

Those houses are not surrounded by a fence. There is no barbed wire. The doors don’t even lock.

To Northwest Territories inmate advocate Lydia Bardak, this minimum-security setup is preferable to the alternative.

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