A needle-and-syringe program is a health service for prisoners that must be run solely by the health care staff, not by correctional officers.
The logistics of maintaining prisoners’ confidentiality in the context of a supervised injection site are hard to fathom, when trust and confidentiality simply do not exist within the current prison environment. Photograph courtesy of Unsplash
Drumheller Institution, a federal prison in Alberta, is reportedly getting a supervised drug-injection site this month. That would make it the first federal prison to house such a service.
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Apologizing for 'tensions' that became public over the last months, Julie Payette said that 'we all experience things differently, but we should always strive to do better, and be attentive to one another’s perceptions.'
He faced potential expulsion last year during the leadership race over comments he made that appeared to question whether chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, who is of Asian descent, was a pawn of China.
'I hope that intelligence and security officials in Canada learned after what they saw in the U.S. and can make sure something like that does not happen here,' says Ottawa-turned-Washington correspondent Richard Madan.