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The CBC is reporting that a review of conditions at the South West Detention Centre in Windsor has identified problems with overcrowding, discrimination and poor management practices. The review was conducted by the Centre for Conflict Resolution International and paid for by the Ministry of the Solicitor General. Among its findings, the report said senior...

The Windsor Star is reporting that a workplace review of the South-West Detention Centre in Windsor has uncovered a culture of discrimination and unfair treatment, with leadership problems severe enough to cause staff shortages. The review took place from September to November and involved interviews with more than 350 employees, including jail staff and management...

The Ottawa Citizen has published a letter written by Chad Oldfield, MERC co-chair of OPSEU/SEFPO’s Correctional Bargaining Unit. Oldfield was responding to an article the Citizen published on April 21, picked up by Sun Media, on the circumstances surrounding the beating death of Bill Renwick by a cellmate at the Ottawa-Carleton Detention Centre. In his...

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