On March 29th members from BarNone gave an opening statement to Winnipeg Police Chief Danny Smyth during a town hall meeting. Below is a copy of our statement along with applicable sources for the information we shared.
Seven people have died in Manitoba jails in 2016. Five died in the Winnipeg Remand Centre: Hollie Hall, Errol Greene, Robert McAdam, Russell Spence, and Lance Harper. We still don’t know the names of the two who died in the Dauphin and Headingley correctional centres. They all have families and friends who are left grieving their loss and desperately searching for answers. How could a system that prides itself on “protecting the public” allow so many to die?