Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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WINNIPEG. x-13s. A review is underway into how teens in Manitoba's child welfare system are treated in youth jail. A report from the provincial children's advocate says some teens appear to be excessively punished with pepper-spray, isolation and restraints. Families Minister Scott Fielding says the advocate and the provincial ombudsman are investigating.

("...welfare system.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: The children's advocate says Manitoba continues to have the highest rate of youth incarceration, and more than half the teens being held are awaiting trial.

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PR29 - (Mba-Children-Pepper-Spray)

WINNIPEG. x-08s. The Manitoba government says a review is underway into reports that some teens in youth jails are being punished excessively with pepper-spray and other methods. …

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