Advocate says second COVID-19 wave has inmates locked down in ‘atrocious’ conditions as 5 test positive

The head of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies says the rising COVID-19 case count bodes ill for prison inmates, many of whom remain under partial lockdown without adequate … Read More

5 federal inmates test positive for COVID-19 as case counts spike across Canada

The Correctional Service of Canada says five inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 in Quebec, Manitoba and Alberta. It says contact tracing is underway and testing is being offered at … Read More

Guards union says prison needle exchange expansion on hold because of COVID-19

The union representing Canadian correctional officers says a program making clean needles available to inmates at a number of prisons across the country won’t be expanding to new institutions during … Read More

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