Spratt: Our jails are a petri dish for the rapid spread of coronavirus. Let’s release non-violent inmates

Originally published by Ottawa Citizen: Michael Spratt on 15/03/2020


An opinion piece advocating for the depopulation in Canadian prisons as a necessary lifesaving response. The author argues that if “jails become a hotspot for infections and prolonged quarantines are required, what could have been manageable chaos will become an extended and unworkable quagmire that could last well into next year”.

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