In the wake of the deadly prison riot in Prince Albert in December, a small crowd led by the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism (SCAR) rallied in Regina on Wednesday to protest against ongoing conditions at the penitentiary.
The unrest at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary — thought to have first erupted over food standards — left Jason Leonard Bird, 43, dead and eight prisoners wounded after fires were lit, fittings smashed, and weapons, including firearms, used by guards. Read the rest of this entry
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