by Abby Stadnyk On Monday, prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre (SCC) and the Pine Grove Correctional Centre (PGCC) in Saskatchewan, Canada went on hunger strike, engaging in a self-described “peaceful protest” against the deplorable conditions and government
As of Thursday, 123 prisoners at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Canada have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the Correctional Service of Canada. In the midst of the outbreak, prisoners at the facility began a hunger strike this week with some reporting that the
Prisoners at the Saskatoon Provisional Correctional Centre in Saskatchewan, Canada organized a hunger strike last weekend to protest the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.
April 16, 2020: Prisoners refuse to eat meals in cafeteria following a COVID-19 outbreak.
April 12, 2020: Prisoners at the Montreal Detention Centre participated in a small uprising on Easter Sunday in response to measures put in place in response to the pandemic. According to an article from La Presse, prisoners have been allowed to only leave their cells in
March 24, 2020: Between ten and thirty people at an immigration detention centre near Montreal began a hunger strike on March 24 to protest the inadequate measures to prevent their exposure to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Their demands include their immediate release as
September 22, 2019: An unknown number of prisoners at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre refused orders to return to their cells and damaged prison infrastructure.
August 21 - September 9, 2018: On August 19 prisoners at Central Nova Correctional Facility in Burnside, Nova Scotia issue a statement in solidarity with the nationwide prisoner strike in the US. Their statement contained a committment to striking and a list of demands. They
August 21 - September 9, 2018 (exact dates vary based on location): Prisoners with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and other organizations issued 10 national demands with a call to action for work stoppages, sit-down strikes, hunger strikes and boycotts of the commissary. Organizers
July 23-30, 2018: More than 200 prisoners went on hunger strike in protest of a new policy restricting time outside of their cells. One week later, 14 prisoners continued refusing meals. The prisoners were protesting a new program called "tiered rotation" in which prisoners