Tuesday, 3 Oct 2023

Coronavirus: Canadian Senator calls for immediate release of inmates to curb COVID-19

A Canadian Senator is calling for the release of inmates as the threat of COVID-19 spreading within prisons grows.

On Friday, Sen. Kim Pate told Global News that while most people practice physical distancing, those in federal and provincial prisons are being subjected to a dangerous environment.

Pate, who is the former executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, believes additional measures are necessary to not only protect inmates from the virus but also the greater public.

“It would require the co-operation of every province and territory, as well as the federal government to roll it out throughout the country,” Pate told Global News.

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