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Ontario has vowed to protect the spread of COVID-19 in jails, but what are they really doing? – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202063 Views

March 30, 2020

Some inmates at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre are angry that the jail isn’t doing enough to protect them from the spread of COVID-19.

They say the guards only sanitize the areas they touch and mock the inmates when they complain.

Randy Hoskins is a member of the Miawpukek First Nation in Newfoundland and Labrador and has been in the facility since 2017.

He says conditions were bad for Indigenous inmates before and are even worse now with the pandemic.

“For the first month, month and a half being in here, there’s no smudging, no Aboriginal teachings. Nothing,” Hoskins says.

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