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Canada: Stop Incarcerating Immigration Detainees in Provincial Jails

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image © Brian Stauffer for Human Rights Watch (Ottawa) – Provincial governments should sever their contracts to hold immigration detainees in provincial jails, where many experience abusive conditions, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International said today in opening a joint national campaign, #WelcomeToCanada. While Canadian authorities have released significant numbers of people from immigration detention since the onset of Covid-19 in March 2020, the proportion of those in provincial jails rather than immigration holding centers more than doubled in the six months…


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