A preliminary analysis by CBC News suggests that, despite prevention measures such as releasing thousands of low-risk offenders, infection rates are still five times higher in provincial jails and up to nine times higher in federal facilities than in the general population.
Source: COVID-19 taking a toll in prisons, with high infection rates, CBC News analysis shows | CBC News
Pandora’s Box is open, and our ruthless economic system is making everything far worse.
Source: Mike Davis: The Coronavirus Crisis Is a Monster Fueled by Capitalism – In These Times
About 20 participate in car demonstration outside of Matsqui Institution on Sunday
Source: VIDEO: #FreeThemAll group protests for prisoner rights in Abbotsford – Abbotsford News
Curated by the California Coalition for Women Prisoners (CCWP)
Source: Care not Cages! #COVID19DecarcerateSyllabus
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Indonesia has released some 18,000 inmates in a desperate bid to stop coronavirus from rampaging through its notoriously overcrowded prison system, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Indonesia frees 18,000 inmates from bursting jails over virus fears | CTV News
Judiciary says overall figure of those briefly released is 85,000, has taken measures in jails to protect against virus.
Source: Hard-hit Iran frees more prisoners amid coronavirus outbreak | News | Al Jazeera