Nova Scotia needs a JAIL hotline

“For one month, prisoners at the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre (OCDC) have had access to a phone hotline a few hours a day to report concerns and receive support from volunteers. This is the jail where Julie Bilotta was forced to give birth unattended in 2012. Her son died, and she later settled a civil action against the province. With only a month of data, health care emerged clearly as the OCDC prisoners’ number one concern.”

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Grace Szucs