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Senator says latest report on Canada’s ‘toxic’ prison system shows judicial oversight needed

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The Correctional Service of Canada says culture change ‘can take time,’ but in the wake of two damning reports, it’s ‘absolutely committed’ to that goal.

Correctional Investigator of Canada Ivan Zinger, pictured in October 2017, appeared before a House committee on Feb. 25 to discuss his 2018-19 annual report, in which he described a 'culture of impunity' at the Correctional Service of Canada. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

Two successive watchdog reports have slammed a toxic workplace and “culture of impunity” in Canada’s prisons, prompting MPs to question how the agency is using its $2.5-billion annual budget and one Senator to reiterate her call for judicial oversight in place of the current “toothless” approach.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com


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