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  • Writer's pictureEmma Halpern

Formerly incarcerated women in Nova Scotia share their stories

Updated: Oct 3, 2022

CBC News · Posted: Aug 11, 2022 5:05 PM AT | Last Updated: April 11, 2022

To commemorate Prisoners' Justice Day on Aug. 10, the Elizabeth Fry Society of Mainland Nova Scotia held a speaking circle for formerly incarcerated women and advocates.

The circle was facilitated by Patricia Whyte, an Indigenous peer-support worker for the society.

Clients spoke of their experiences in prison, including segregation, which they call seg for short.

Britt Ward, Ashley Carey, Brooklyn Gavel, Anne Marie Houston, Mukisa Kakembo, Emma Arnold and Francine Pierro also spoke about how they have been helped by Holly House, a communal living home run by the Elizabeth Fry Society.



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