Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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St. John's, N.L. x-21s. An inmate who died in a Newfoundland and Labrador prison last weekend wrote a letter to the province's Human Rights Commission asking for help before his death. Christopher Sutton wrote from Her Majesty's Penitentiary, asking about prisoners' rights to fresh air and exercise, and described being held in a room with the lights on for 24 hours straight. Kim Mackay of the Human Rights Commission says Sutton's death is indicative of the limited mental health treatment inmates receive in provincial prisons.

("...or regress.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

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TAG: Sutton's death is the third in in a provincial prison since April, and the fourth since last August.

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St. John's, N.L. x-17s. …

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