Regina Provincial Correctional Center, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
March 2 – 3, 2015

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.”

The strike ends 24 hours later following negotiations with prison administrators.

Citations:

Regina prison inmates on hunger strike“, Global News, March 2, 2015.

Regina Correctional Centre inmates on hunger strike,” CBC, March 2, 2015.

Hunger strike ends at Regina Correctional Centre“, Global News, March 3, 2015.

Cultural needs part of Regina jail protest, defence lawyer says“, CBC, March 3, 2015.