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Ontario ombudsman receives record number of complaints about provincial jails

TORONTO — Ontario’s ombudsman is raising concerns about conditions in the province’s correctional facilities after receiving over 6,000 complaints from inmates last year. Paul Dube details problems with overcrowding, poor living conditions, and lack of inmate access to medical care in his annual report released today. Dube says the number

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Corrections adviser recommends overhaul to address violence in Ontario jails

TORONTO — Ontario’s independent corrections adviser is making numerous recommendations to address what he says is an increase in reports of inmate-on-staff violence in the province’s jails. Howard Sapers’ recommendations to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services include overhauling data management, improving work culture in jails and

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