Medical response in jails ID’d as still a problem

 CBC News


A review of nine deaths that occurred in federal custody between April 2008 and April 2010 shows recurring problems in responding to medical emergencies, as well as problems with accountability and compliance.

The fourth and final assessment of the Correctional Service of Canada’s progress in preventing deaths in custody was released Wednesday in Ottawa.

While the correctional service has taken some concrete steps toward preventing deaths in federal facilities, "measurable progress is not yet where it should be," the review’s author, Howard Sapers, who is the Correctional Investigator of Canada, said in a statement.

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