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Milton, Ont. jail won’t accept new inmates due to COVID-19 outbreak

The Ontario government has decided that a provincial jail in Milton, Ont. will not accept new inmates while it continues to fight a major COVID-19 outbreak.

This decision comes after the union that represents correctional officers called for a halt to new admissions last week.

Peter Figliola, president of Local 234 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, said a suspension of new admissions is a positive move.

“Diverting new admissions to other facilities not only prevents new admissions from being exposed to the current outbreak, it also allows us to free up areas so that we can cohort individuals and keep healthy inmates from being exposed,” Figliola said.

Read the full article on the CBC website.