"The Sask Party government has to stop with the talk and start providing proper resources before things deteriorate further." — Bob Bymoen, SGEU President
Fires and equipment destroyed in latest incident at Burnaby Youth Custody Centre.
Sign the BCGEU/NUPGE petition to Premier Christy Clark about increasing danger and violence inside B.C. prisons.
Early statistics for 2016 suggest levels of violence are increasing and the number of assaults will be even higher this year.
“Inmates are being incarcerated in violent prison settings, then are being released into communities where programs and support services are in short supply. The public safety implications should be taken into account." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
The incident once again raises serious concerns about chronic overcrowding and increasing violence at B.C.’s provincial prisons.
"We are not going to let this drop. We are going to use every avenue available to shed light on Throness’s original report and his recommendations.” — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President
New report says the province’s jails are the most strained in the country.