Brutal attack on Ottawa inmate cited in scathing report on Ontario jail guards

by Sean McKibbon
June 11, 2013

Ombudsman Andre Marin is seen at the Ontario legislature in Toronto on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 following the release of his report into jail guard brutality. Marin said some correctional staff are beating prisoners, then falsifying reports or otherwise covering up their actions. (Image credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Colin Perkel)

A mentally ill inmate was the victim of a violent attack by a the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre, according to the Ontario’s ombudsman, who is warning that the province’s jail guards are brutalizing inmates and then covering up the abuse.

In a report released today, Andre Marin slams what he calls the “code of silence” around the problem.

His report says some correctional staff have committed “brazen acts of violence.”


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