A letter from the organizer of the Sask. prisoners’ hunger strike

For the past month, COVID-19 has been ravaging Saskatchewan's prisons, with hundreds of prisoners testing positive in Saskatoon, Prince Albert, and Regina. Saskatchewan also has one of the highest incarceration rates of Indigenous people, with around 75 per cent of prisoners being Indigenous.

In response, today around 90 prisoners inside the Saskatoon Provincial Correctional Centre and Pine Grove Correctional Centre in Prince Albert began a hunger strike, demanding the resignation of Saskatchewan’s Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell for her failure to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks in jails.

Cory Charles Cardinal, a prisoner justice advocate incarcerated inside the SPCC who organized the hunger strike, penned this letter to outside advocates.

Dear advocates,

https://briarpatchmagazine.com/saskdispatch/view/saskatchewan-prisoner-hunger-strike-COVID-19

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