Cardboard is a threat!

Edward Snowshoe, a 24 year-old aboriginal man from Fort McPherson in the NWT, hanged himself with a bedsheet on August 13, 2010 in Edmonton Institution. He’d spent 162 days in segregation, after having his security classification bumped up from medium to maximum for fashioning a makeshift weapon from a cardboard juice carton and holding it menacingly toward prison staff.
An Alberta judge issued what the Globe and Mail described as a scathing five-page report on this death last year. It took Mr. Head ten months to write a dismissive response. Refer to the Globe and Mail web site for more details on Edward Snowshoe.

April 6, 2015

Don Head, Commissioner,
Correctional Service of Canada,
340 Laurier Avenue West,
Ottawa, ON K1A 0P9

Re: Prison head concedes few mistakes on treatment of Snowshoe
Globe and Mail, Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Commissioner Head:

The primary job of every person employed by Correctional Service of Canada is to put themselves out of work.

I think you’re more concerned about your next public service assignment than you are with the direction CSC takes in doing the right thing.

You might be interested in It could fit into your mindset.
Yours truly,

Charles H. Klassen


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