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Media Advisory - Confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Canadian prisons on the rise

Friday, December 18, 2020

Queen’s University political studies expert Linda Mussell is available to talk about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Canadian Federal prisons.

Eighty inmates and four staff members have tested positive for the virus as of December 17.

“Prisoners and their loved ones on the outside are suffering,” says Mussell. “It’s impossible to be safe from COVID-19 while confined. We’ve known this since the beginning; it’s no surprise that this outbreak is happening.”

To arrange an interview, please contact communications officer Anne Craig (613-533-2877 or anne.craig@queensu.ca) or Julie Brown ( 343-363-2763 or Julie.brown@queensu.ca) at Queen’s University News and Media Services Department in Kingston, Ont., Canada.  

 

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