Manitoba Justice is actively misleading @WinnipegNews.

While Headingly may have "890 beds" its "rated capacity" (according to Justice!) is only 594. The fact that they treat the jail as being at 150% capacity by default is super concerning.

gov.mb.ca/justice/commsa…
@WinnipegNews I mean, It's good that Headingly is now 1 inmate below capacity (for probably the first time in decades), but as the inmate himself said, distancing is impossible.
Even when they're just *at* capacity, and not 150%, inmates at Headingly don't have access to proper medical care, and are confined to boxes smaller than your bedroom. Isolation and distancing are impossible.
Oops, my bad, Headingly is still over capacity (108% capacity, to be exact)!

Which just makes the bait-and-switch by Manitoba Justice even more offensive. Calling it a "890-bed facility" makes it sound like it's barely at half capacity, with lots of room. The opposite is true

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