Around 20 people took part in a protest in downtown Regina at Scarth Street and Victoria Avenue over the noon hour Wednesday.
The Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism said they are still looking for a response from Ottawa when it comes to inmates receiving better care in penitentiaries .
Chris Kortright with the Saskatchewan Coalition Against Racism said since last December’s riot at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Prince Albert that took the life of one inmate and injured several others, prisoners requests have not been answered.
“Prisoners demands have been silenced since this happened, regarding the accessibility to edible and nutritious food, as well as access to medical care, as well as allegations of abuse,” Kortright told reporters on Wednesday.
Kortright said they hope a protest such as Wednesday’s can give prisoners a better voice.
He added it comes down to them being human beings and deserving the right for them to be treated with dignity as well.