Hunger strike ends at Regina Correctional Centre

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A hunger strike at Regina Provincial Correctional Centre has ended, just over 24 hours after it started.

The high-risk offender group was protesting the lack of any outdoor time or exercise options, but there will be no changes to those policies.

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Several concessions were granted though including access to a small area for smudging, access to a microwave, better access to books and other reading material and the inmates will be allowed to spend more of their own money in the canteen.

Corrections officials sat down for a meeting with the 15 prisoners Tuesday afternoon.

The ministry of justice contends the protesting inmates won’t be allowed outdoors for security reasons.

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