Why some Canadian prisoners should be released during the coronavirus pandemic

Originally published by The Conversation – Prodita Sabarini on 16/03/2020


In summary, the article advocates creative solutions with detainees. It advocates for house arrest, promises to appear in court, phone check-ins, intermittent sentences (i.e., weekend jail) and other creative solutions to decarcerate. For those remaining in custody, the article recommends implementing unlimited abilities for detainees to call their families for free, access to free sanitation products, suspending court dockets and dropping charges wherever possible.

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