The Department of Justice and Public Safety and its jail in Shediac have apologized to a former Indigenous inmate who was denied access to traditional native spiritual services, such as smudging.
He asked to practise native spirituality, such as smudging, and the request was denied because the newly built jail couldn’t "facilitate".
Earlier this year,
He was given a letter of apology, assurances the jail would stop preventing Indigenous people from having reasonable access to spiritual services, and $1,000 as general damages.
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