GNWT hit with $1.2M claim for alleged ‘sex assaults’ at Yellowknife jail

A Yellowknife man who spoke out about dozens of alleged sexual encounters between himself and staff as an inmate at North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) is seeking more than $1 million in damages from the GNWT, citing “systemic failures” that allowed abuse to take place behind the jail’s walls. Kelly Canadian, 26, is claiming $1,250,000...
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