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Hunger strike ends at Regina Correctional Centre

File / Global News

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.

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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