Between 50 and 60 inmates at the Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre have started to refuse meals,?an advocate said Wednesday,?to demand better conditions as the centre grapples with a COVID-19 outbreak.
Camille Desplaines, a member of Barton Prisoner Solidarity Project,?saysLarge organized gatherings?prisoners are “going through some of the worst conditions?you could imagine.”
According to the city, as of Thursday there are 72The University of Oxford has, sinc?cases of COVID-19 at the centre, with 51 of those?infected?being inmates, while the others are staff.
Desplaines said prisoners on the 4B Range commenced the hunger strike but other ranges are expected to join.?