Inmates released from provincial jails to reduce Covid-19 spread

As the Federal inmate populations remain flat, the same cannot be said about provincial jails. They have released thousands of inmates in order to slow down the coronavirus spread after concerns grew to help stop the spread. 

Between February and April, there were about 6,000 fewer inmates in Canadian institutions.

Statistics Canada said, “These month-to-month changes are unprecedented, typically, correctional population average daily counts tend to be stable over time, with slight variations occurring over longer periods.”

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