Almost 50 immigration detainees have been on hunger strike since July 11 at the Central East Correctional Centre and Toronto East Detention Centre. They are demanding a commitment from Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale to impose a 90-day limit on immigration detentions and to end maximum security imprisonment for these detentions.
These demands come in the wake of 15 detainee deaths since 2000, 3 of which occurred in the last 5 months. As of press time, there are reports of a Canada Border Services Agency crackdown on the protest. Janna Bryson interviews Tracey Mann from the End Immigration Detention Network for the CKUT news collective.