Infamous Prison for Women strip search video debuts online

This post includes videoA remarkable and disturbing snippet of video that documents a sad chapter in Canada’s penitentiary history has debuted online, thanks to Brian Judge, a former producer with a groundbreaking cable television program in Kingston, Ontario that was created by federal prisoners and operated from 1991 to 1997. The video centres on events in April 1994, when a riot squad of male prison guards, dressed in black, wielding batons and shields, grabbed eight female prisoners from segregation cells at the Prison for Women in Kingston, Ontario. The women were stripped naked, searched, handcuffed and dressed in paper gowns.

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