Sat., Feb. 15 | Ottawa Public Library - Main Auditorium

Women’s Prisons: What are They *Really* Like?

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Women’s Prisons: What are They *Really* Like?

Time & Location

Feb. 15, 2020, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ottawa Public Library - Main Auditorium, 120 Metcalfe St, Ottawa, ON K1P 5M2, Canada

About the Event


Have you ever wondered what prison is like for women in Canada?

  • What’s the difference between a provincial and federal prison?
  • What are the differences between minimum, medium and maximum security?
  • What kinds of restrictions are there (e.g. lockdown, segregation, etc.)?
  • What rights do women have in prison?
  • Do women have to pay for things like sanitary pads, tampons, etc or are they provided free of charge?
  • Do women’s children live with them in prison?
  • How are female inmates treated by prison guards?
  • What kinds of conflicts arise between inmates?
  • What are the biggest issues women face in prison? What recourse do they have if they have a grievance?

Join us for a discussion with Heather Mason, where  she will provide her insights on what prison is really like for women,  followed by a question and answer session with audience members