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One inmate died at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary from COVID-19 and dozens more are recovering.
Canada has a duty to protect its elderly and vulnerable prisoners, said Minister Bill Blair.
Federal departments can now acquire prisoner-made PPE.
Human rights groups demand Correctional Service Canada release prisoners amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Derrick Snow is the only person released by Correctional Service Canada so far during the coronavirus crisis.
No inmates have tested positive yet, but it’s only a matter of time, experts say.
Beijing denies the forced labour claim as a U.K. chain investigates.
To call these numbers of incarcerated Indigenous people a crisis would be the understatement of the century.
Canadian statistics paint a shameful pipeline — from poverty, racism, low education, wage gaps, violence and addiction — to crime and incarceration.
While we may not have the same incarceration numbers, private prisons or overt existence of a prison pipeline, Canada has seen an increase in incarceration over the last decade, and this population continues to be over-represented by black, brown and Latino youth. This highlights a need for open discussion.