Indigenous people in Canada have special Gladue Rights. A
detailed Gladue Report is written about the accused’s life
circumstances and recommendations are made to the judge who
then must consider alternatives to incarnation.
Indigenous people make up 5% of Canada’s population but
27% of Canada’s prison population
Over a third of the women in Canada’s prisons are
Almost half of youth in prisons are indigenous
Hardly anyone knows about their Gladue Rights. There is too little
training for Gladue writers. Gladue Rights are meant to encourage
healing; just Google Gladue Rights.
Sharon Jo Scott, producer