Category: News

When a riot isn’t a riot.

When a riot isn’t a riot. April 11th 1997. As written about in West Yard on page 160, most of what was reported to the public by the institutional management team was false. Having been in the midst of that riot for fifteen hours and witnessing every aspect of the violence I can say that..

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Years of Service

When the new dress uniforms were issued to replace the “service industry” look they were not really new or designed for the CSC specifically. They were the dress uniform issued to Canada Boarder Services with the CSC crest sewn onto the shoulder and repurposed for our use. All of the rank insignia, years of service..

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So just what has the CSC senior management staff at NHQ done to end this systemic issue in the workplace that they are directly responsible for creating and maintaining for decades?

  Western Standard News “A federal employee victimized by malicious workplace gossip has been granted $310,000, an award upheld by the Federal Court of Appeal, according to Blacklock’s Reporter. Despite federal lawyers arguing the record-breaking amount of the compensation was excessive, Federal Court of Appeal Justice Richard Boivin said he “sees no error that would..

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The Sky is Falling

When Collins Bay Institution was opened in 1930 the main construction material used in that period of time was local lime stone, some of it quarried from the surrounding area. The turrets surrounding the towers were all constructed from lime stone blocks and they were incorporated in the towers as cover should the prison come..

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“those on the Outside”

Recently the Canadian Press reported : “Court certifies class-action suit alleging rampant illegal strip searches in prisons. While laws currently dictate that strip searches should be limited to instances when an inmate might have had access to drugs or other contraband, the lawsuit alleges they were far more frequent, and regularly occurred when inmates left..

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Open Season on Civilians and Police

People are outraged at the number of police and civilian killings by cowardly criminals who ambush and kill with firearms that they are not permitted to have in their possession while on bail for previous offences and or convictions. Why does this happen? How can this happen? Why are these murders escalating? Why can no..

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Workplace Induced Stress Related Issues.

Since I left the CSC over 20 years ago I have still been fighting for those on the front lines past and present for better working conditions. Through West Yard I exposed what it was really like to work behind the fences and walls of Canadian prisons. Our workplace induced stress related injuries have gone..

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