Red Lake Nation News - Babaamaajimowinan (Telling of news in different places)

Two newborn babies taken from B.C. inmates despite court ruling


Two aboriginal inmates at the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women had their babies apprehended hours after they gave birth this past summer.

Prison advocates are decrying those apprehensions, saying they took place even though the Maple Ridge centre has a newly renovated mother-child facility and despite a 2013 B.C. Supreme Court decision. That ruling found that the government acted unconstitutionally when it cancelled a mother-baby program at the correctional centre in 2008, and gave the province six months to restore the program.


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