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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Unless Trudeau plans to be out on these streets, fighting against police brutality or in cabinet drafting legislation to curb police powers, his, and all the other white voices of his ilk, have no merit here.
'I do agree that things need to be implemented as quickly as possible. We could've done this a lot sooner. The good news is that we’re doing it now and announcing it today,' says Transport Minister Marc Garneau.