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Every inmate at Kenora, Ont., jail has addictions, mental health issues: human rights commissioner


February 22, 2017

Ninety per cent of inmates at the provincial jail in Kenora, Ont., are Indigenous and all of them are suffering from mental illness, cognitive impairment or addictions, according to the Chief Commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Renu Mandhane toured the jail last week and said she saw several reasons for concern.


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