North Fraser Pre-Trial Corrections Centre
Director of Programs
Ms. Ardith Watson
ph# (604) 468-3500
fax# (604) 468-3556
Provincial Director, Adult Custody
Phone: (250) 387-5098
Fax: (250) 952-6883
Please flood BOTH Fraser AND the Provincial Directors office with fax and phone messages today and tomorrow, expresing your concern about the food that he is currently receiving. Tre is lactose intolerant, has been raw vegan for a half a decade, and he has just come off a 44-day fast, yet the sadists at North Fraser are trying to force him to eat fried fish, egg salad and grilled cheese.
As a Buddhist, Tre has a legal right under Canadian law to a vegan diet. To dangle egg and dairy based food before this Buddist, who has been fasting for over a month, is no different than offering a starving Jew nothing but ham. It is torture plain and simple. Tre wants to eat but they are not providing the food he needs! This is deliberate cruelty and must not be tolerated!!
I am contacting you to express my outrage about the treatment of Tre Arrow, currently being held in solitary confinement in your institution. I am aware that he is facing the sadistic and inhumane treatment at your facility, including being denied food, access to the phone, or contact with his family. In addition, I am aware that he is being held in solitary confinement, despite having been cooperative throughout his incarceration, and that he is being denied access to the outdoors, fresh air and sunlight.
I understand that Tre is Buddhist, and is also lactose intolerant, yet despite your knowledge of these facts you have denied his repeated requests for a vegan (meat, dairy and egg free) diet. It is within your power to meet his dietary and medical needs, and it is your duty to do so. Your facility has access to produce, and you have no excuse for starving or torturing inmates.
I am shocked that the Canadian Corrections systems feels that this is an acceptable way to treat, any inmate, let alonr one who has not been convicted of any crimes, and has caused no problems while in your custody.I demand that you put an immediate stop to these tactics, which amount to human right violations.