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Group rallies for Prince Albert prisoners

scar-rallyby Brian Fitzpatrick, Regina Leader-Post, March 1, 2017

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

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