Women behind bars

They’re murderers and mothers, victims of abuse and mental-health patients. They are also ganged-up youngsters with nothing to lose. They’re female criminals, and they are the fastest growing prison population in Canada. After all that’s been done to change the prison system for women in Canada, is it really getting better, or are bad women even worse? In this video, reporter Laura Stone, first recipient of the Michelle Lang Fellowship, examines the female prison system in Women Behind Bars.