Archive for March 2015

2015

25

Mar

Hunger Strike at Regina Provincial Correctional Centre, Saskatchewan, Canada

March 25, 2015: Following another hunger strike earlier in the month, approximately 12 prisoners launch a second hunger strike to express issues with the fulfillment of their previous demands for religious freedom, access to exercise and other issues. The hunger strike lasts one day and is called off when negotiations with the administration begin again.

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02

Mar

Hunger Strike at Regina Provincial Correctional Centre, Saskatchewan, Canada

March 2 – 3, 2015: At least 15 prisoners in the high security unit launch a hunger strike to demand access to outdoors exercise, freedom to practice Indigenous religious ceremonies and other demands. Forrest Pelletier, a prisoner at Regina involved in the strike, spoke with Global News, “There’s no gym. There’s a room with a window that opens and they say that’s our exercise. We just want outside exercise at least once a week or else given some type of exercise equipment.”

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