March 25 2020 12:06pm

Coronavirus outbreak: Is Trudeau considering release of non-violent offenders to slow spread of COVID-19 in correctional facilities?

Speaking to reporters in Ottawa on Wednesday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said his government recognizes that Canada’s incarcerated population is at a higher risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19, but was not considering the release of any prisoners at this point, but reiterated that “nothing is off the table.”

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