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PHOTOS: Hells Angels descend on London jail to protest inmate death

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Nineteen men and women have died since 2009 at London’s provincial jail, the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre – the latest occurring earlier this month when Brandon Marchant, 32, was found unresponsive in his cell. Two inmates have told The London Free Press they saw correctional officers assault Marchant in the jail. His death comes just as a memorial for the inmates who’ve died, erected by their loved ones, was taken down amid complaints from the jail’s guards. The funeral for Marchant, a Hells Angels associate, was held Saturday and followed by a protest at the jail. Our Dale Carruthers was there: 

Nearly 1,000 people gathered outside the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre to protest the death of inmates on Saturday following the funeral of Brandon Marchant, the latest inmate to die at the London jail. DALE CARRUTHERS/THE LONDON FREE PRESS Nearly 1,000 people gathered outside the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre to protest the death of inmates on Saturday following the funeral of Brandon Marchant, the latest inmate to die at the London jail. DALE CARRUTHERS/THE LONDON FREE PRESS Members of outlaw motorcycle clubs, including the Hells Angels and their support club the Gatekeepers, had a strong presence at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre on Saturday to protest the death of inmates following the funeral of Brandon Marchant, the latest inmate to die at the London jail. DALE CARRUTHERS/THE LONDON FREE PRESS Members of outlaw motorcycle clubs, including the Hells Angels and their support club the Gatekeepers, had a strong presence at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre on Saturday to protest the death of inmates following the funeral of Brandon Marchant, the latest inmate to die at the London jail. DALE CARRUTHERS/THE LONDON FREE PRESS A man does a burnout outside the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, where nearly 1,000 people gathered Saturday to protest the death of inmates, following the funeral of Brandon Marchant, the latest inmate to die at the London jail. DALE CARRUTHERS/THE LONDON FREE PRESS A man does a burnout outside the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, where nearly 1,000 people gathered Saturday to protest the death of inmates, following the funeral of Brandon Marchant, the latest inmate to die at the London jail. DALE CARRUTHERS/THE LONDON FREE PRESS A large crowd gathered at London’s provincial jail, the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, to protest the death of inmate Brandon Marchant, 32. Here, some in the crowd are seen giving the middle finger to the jail. Dale Carruthers/The London Free Press A large crowd gathered at London’s provincial jail, the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, to protest the death of inmate Brandon Marchant, 32. Here, some in the crowd are seen giving the middle finger to the jail. Dale Carruthers/The London Free Press A convoy of motorcycles leaves the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, where nearly 1,000 people gathered Saturday to protest the death of inmates following the funeral of Brandon Marchant, the latest inmate to die at the London jail. DALE CARRUTHERS/THE LONDON FREE PRESS A convoy of motorcycles leaves the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre, where nearly 1,000 people gathered Saturday to protest the death of inmates following the funeral of Brandon Marchant, the latest inmate to die at the London jail. DALE CARRUTHERS/THE LONDON FREE PRESS

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Hundreds of bikers have gathered outside of EMDC following the funeral for an inmate who died there this month

Posted by The London Free Press on Saturday, July 17, 2021

Since 2009, 19 people have died at the Exeter Road jail which has wrestled with drug smuggling, health care and supervisory problems and violence.

The jail has been plagued by violence, understaffing, overcrowding, drug abuse and poor labour relations for decades – issues that have been uncovered and extensively documented by The Free Press, including the Michener Award-winning series Indiscernible, which examined the 2014 death of inmate Jamie High.

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