One inmate died at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary from COVID-19 and dozens more are recovering.
Canada has a duty to protect its elderly and vulnerable prisoners, said Minister Bill Blair.
Federal departments can now acquire prisoner-made PPE.
“He was concerned about even going to a dentist again with guards. He can now perhaps go on his own."
James Busch and Zachary Armitage are accused of killing 60-year-old Martin Payne.
Human rights groups demand Correctional Service Canada release prisoners amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Derrick Snow is the only person released by Correctional Service Canada so far during the coronavirus crisis.
The request to prison, parole board officials comes amid a spread of COVID-19 behind bars.
No inmates have tested positive yet, but it’s only a matter of time, experts say.
He's calling on Correctional Service of Canada to do more to resolve the spiralling problem.