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1 dead, at least 8 injured in Saskatchewan prison riot

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Jason Leonard Bird, 43, died Wednesday at Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert. (Holly Lynn/Facebook)

Prince Albert inmate Jason Leonard Bird, 43, was killed

CBC News, December 15, 2016

A prisoner was killed and several people were injured during a riot at Saskatchewan Penitentiary on Wednesday.  Prison officials said three inmates were stabbed at some point during the riot in the Prince Albert prison’s medium-security unit.  Jason Leonard Bird, 43, was pronounced dead after he was brought to hospital by paramedics. Read the rest of this entry

Federal offenders find redemption at B.C.’s Aghelh Nebun Camp

Aghelh Nebun Camp.

Aghelh Nebun Camp.

Aghelh Nebun Camp incorporates traditional First Nation cultural practices

By Daybreak North, CBC News, June 25, 2015

A wilderness camp east of Prince George, B.C., is offering incarcerated men on conditional release a way to connect with their spiritual, cultural and emotional side as they serve out their sentences.

Aghelh Nebun Camp allows up to 19 men to live there under supervision of Correctional Service Canada. The program incorporates traditional First Nation culture, and allows residents to take part in talking circles and drum groups as well as everyday work and recreational activities. Read the rest of this entry