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Template Letter to Send to Federal Government re Prisoner Safety During Covid-19

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                                                                    (picture from United Nations 2020) Dear social justice allies, Several weeks ago, I wrote an article for APTN News about the need for all levels of government to work with Indigenous governments and prison justice experts to develop a decarceration plan for Indigenous peoples to avoid a massive covid19 outbreak in prisons which would disproportionately impact Indigenous peoples. https://aptnnews.ca/2020/03/23/covid-19-pandemic-plan-needed-for-canadas-jails-and-prisons/ I then did a Youtube video providing more context on this issue and why a strategic, decarceration plan is needed for Indigenous peoples, especially Indigenous women who are the most over-represented prison population. Indigenous peoples are already in a  high risk category for covid19 health issues and prisons would only make the matter worse. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3gx_skSDX8 The Canadian Association for Elizabeth Fry Societies i