B.C. coroner’s jury makes 5 proposals to avoid more inmate murders

A Canadian inquest that looked into the recent murder of an inmate by his serial killer cellie made the following recommendations after listening to two days of testimony:

  • Prisons across the country should consider housing multiple murderers in their own cells and allow dangerous offenders to jump the queue for their own sleeping quarters
  • “all information” regarding inmates be made available to a broader group of staff before a transfer is approved
  • mandatory single accommodation should be considered in the case of multiple murderers
  • measures implemented at Mountain Institute following its own internal investigation into the death be carried out on a national level, such as requiring wardens to report on progress of high-profile inmates transferred from “special handling units.”
  • Corrections should review its policy regarding flashlight intensity and explore alternate technologies to detect inmates’ body heat

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