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Rising COVID-19 cases in Canada’s prisons have lawyers sounding alarm

Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, April 9, 2020 5:27AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, April 9, 2020 12:26PM EDT The number COVID-19 cases in prisons is rising, prompting Canada’s criminal lawyers and an inmate advocacy group to call on the federal and provincial governments to reduce the number of

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Canadian prisons prepare for COVID-19 outbreaks, limit outside visits

Liam Casey and Bill Graveland, The Associated Press Published Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:56AM EDT Canadian prison officials say they are adopting an existing flu-outbreak plan in preparation for the novel coronavirus outbreak that is sweeping across the country. Correctional Service Canada says it wants the prisoners’ family and friends

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Guards say they want supervised injection sites in federal prisons

Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press Published Saturday, October 19, 2019 6:58AM EDT Last Updated Saturday, October 19, 2019 7:00AM EDT OTTAWA — Setting up supervised injection sites at federal institutions is the way to go if the Correctional Service plans to continue making needles available to drug-using inmates, prison guards

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OD prevention sites possible at Canada’s prisons: Correctional Service

Camille Bains, The Canadian Press Published Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:02AM EDT Last Updated Thursday, March 28, 2019 6:06AM EDT VANCOUVER — Canada’s prisoner service is considering opening overdose prevention sites as it expands a needle-exchange program that is now offered at a fifth institution for offenders who inject

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