Government of Canada

Government of Canada

September 07, 2010 12:13 ET

Media Advisory: Federal Ombudsman for Prisons to Release Final Assessment of the Correctional Service of Canada's Response to Deaths in Custody

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 7, 2010) - For more than one year, the Office of the Correctional Investigator conducted quarterly public reporting on the prevention of deaths in federal custody. The intention of this fourth and final assessment is to evaluate the Correctional Service of Canada's progress in responding to reports and investigations into deaths in federal prisons, including the death of Ashley Smith.

The Correctional Investigator of Canada, Mr. Howard Sapers, and Dr. Ivan Zinger, Executive Director and General Counsel, will hold a news conference to speak to the Final Assessment's findings and recommendations. 

The National Press Theatre
150 Wellington Street
Ottawa, Ontario
 
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
10:30 a.m.

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