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Federal prisoners across Canada call for reform through inmate journal

Monday, November 27, 2017 @ 8:40 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Stephanie Deschene was 28 weeks pregnant when she was moved to the Alouette Correctional Centre for Women to be part of a mother-child inmate program. According to Deschene, shackles were placed on her legs and she was handcuffed during the transition. When she gently protested this treatment of her body she was called derogatory names and told to shut up.

Michael Rosenberg, McCarthy Tétrault LLPUpon entering the centre, Deschene claims she was met with unsupportive treatment as she tried to apply for the mother-child program....