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Quebec works to contain jail outbreak as overall COVID-19 trends deemed ‘encouraging’ – Montreal

Quebec works to contain jail outbreak as overall COVID-19 trends deemed ‘encouraging’ - Montreal

A COVID-19 testing operation was underway at a jail north of Montreal on Sunday following an outbreak that has infected more than 60 people. A spokeswoman for the regional health board for the Laurentians said that, as of Saturday, 45 inmates and 17 workers had tested positive at the St-Jérôme detention …

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Quebec works to contain jail outbreak as overall COVID-19 trends deemed ‘encouraging’ – Montreal

Quebec works to contain jail outbreak as overall COVID-19 trends deemed ‘encouraging’ - Montreal

A COVID-19 testing operation was underway at a jail north of Montreal on Sunday following an outbreak that has infected more than 60 people. A spokeswoman for the regional health board for the Laurentians said that, as of Saturday, 45 inmates and 17 workers had tested positive at the St-Jérôme detention …

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Coronavirus outbreak declared at Sarnia Jail after 4 staff members test positive – London

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Lambton Public Health (LPH) has declared a coronavirus outbreak at Sarnia Jail. In a statement issued Saturday morning, LPH said they’re investigating after four staff members at the jail tested positive for COVID-19. Read more: London, Ont., jail poorly prepared for potential COVID-19 outbreak: inmate lawyer, employee rep “The …

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Elderly and at-risk inmates to receive COVID-19 vaccine on Friday

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Canadian inmates will be near the front of the line to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. On Wednesday, the Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) announced that as part of the first phase of the vaccine rollout plan, 600 older and medically vulnerable federal inmates will receive the shot, as recommended …

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Advocate says steps needed to avoid more COVID-19 outbreaks in Saskatchewan prisons

Advocate says steps needed to avoid more COVID-19 outbreaks in Saskatchewan prisons

An advocate for those in Saskatchewan’s criminal justice system is speaking out after the province released a detailed report on a significant COVID-19 outbreak at the Regina Provincial Correctional Centre last week. “I know at the John Howard Society we’ve heard from a lot of families that are concerned …

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Protesters call for release of Saskatoon jail inmates amid sweeping COVID-19 outbreak

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A few protesters gathered Tuesday in the fresh air outside of the Saskatoon Correctional Centre as their loved ones sat inside, in a hotbed of COVID-19. They’re calling for the release of remanded inmates, who have no way to escape the coronavirus after an outbreak infected nearly a quarter of the …

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COVID-19 cases at Calgary Correctional Centre more than double; numbers swell to 55 – Calgary

COVID-19 cases at Calgary Correctional Centre more than double; numbers swell to 55 - Calgary

Fifty inmates and five staff members at the Calgary Correctional Centre have tested positive for COVID-19. According to Alberta Health Services, the outbreak is linked to transmission of COVID-19 within the facility. The number of cases has more than doubled in a single day. Read more: Hinshaw warns young …

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Voting behind bars: Informing inmates a challenge for Saskatchewan advocates during pandemic

Social worker Sydney Wouters says the pandemic has made is challenging to ensure incarcerated people are informed about the provincial election.

Ensuring incarcerated people are well-informed during election campaigns has always been a challenge. After all, there’s no door knocking or lawn signs in prison. Throw a pandemic into the mix, though, and accessing key information gets even harder. Read more: Sask. advocates pushing for equal voting rights for prisoners …

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Inmate at Calgary Remand Centre tests positive for COVID-19: Hinshaw

Inmate at Calgary Remand Centre tests positive for COVID-19: Hinshaw

Posted May 8, 2020 5:45 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Alberta’s chief medical officer of health confirmed Friday that an inmate at the Calgary Remand Centre has tested positive for COVID-19. “This is someone newly admitted …

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38 inmates at coronavirus-plagued Mission Institution now recovered, CSC says

38 inmates at coronavirus-plagued Mission Institution now recovered, CSC says

Correctional Services Canada says 38 of the over 100 inmates at a federally-run prison in B.C. who have tested positive for the novel coronavirus have now recovered. The medium-security Mission Institution continues to see the most serious outbreak of COVID-19 within a Canadian correctional facility. One inmate has already died …

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