Canada’s Prisons Face Hundreds of New COVID-19 Cases Through ‘Fault and Negligence’

A third federal inmate has died of COVID-19, as cases are now being reported in at least nine prisons across the country.

As of December 23, there were still 222 active cases of COVID-19 in Canada’s federal prisons, with hundreds more being reported in provincial jails.

Correctional Services Canada stopped reporting new numbers over the Christmas break, but new numbers released Tuesday show that the outbreak had continued worsening in many prisons.

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