There is a report of mistreatment of gay men by Canadian prison officers.
Kelly Canadian, 25, says he was incarcerated for nine months beginning in September 2016, after he stole two pizzas and assaulted a police officer.
During that time he alleges guards at North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) repeatedly harassed him and called him names like “faggot” and “cocksucker.”
Seven months into his incarceration, Canadian filed a human rights complaint against NSCC, a facility run by the N.W.T. government.
Court records show Indigenous man went on trial without an interpreter
The complaint says NSCC employees discriminated against Canadian because of his sexuality.
In one allegation, Canadian said during a fire drill a guard called him a “faggot” and told him to “hurry my ass up or I’m going to burn.”
Clearly, staff selection and training need to be improved.