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  • Inquest into the Death of David Yuskow Announced

    Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of David Yuskow.

    News Release | Community Safety and Correctional Services

  • Honouring Correctional Services Staff

    Today, the province and Ontario's correctional services staff marked the fifth annual Ceremony of Remembrance honouring staff who have fallen in the line of duty while serving in Ontario's correctional services. 

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  • Full-body Scanners to be Installed in all Adult Correctional Facilities

    Ontario is installing advanced technology full-body scanners in all 26 adult provincial correctional facilities over two years as part of its corrections transformation to further improve staff and inmate safety, reduce contraband and enhance security. 

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  • Encouraging Ontarians to Be Prepared

    Ontario is marking the 21st annual Emergency Preparedness Week from May 1-7 to highlight the importance of making a family emergency plan, building an emergency survival kit, and staying informed before, during and after emergencies.

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  • 24 New Correctional Officers for Northern Ontario

    Training for 24 new correctional officers for institutions across Northern Ontario is now underway in Sudbury through the Correctional Officer Training and Assessment (COTA) North program to further increase staffing levels in the province's northern correctional facilities, enhance program delivery and improve staff and inmate safety.

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  • Inquest into the Death of Mark Norman Announced

    Dr. David Eden, Regional Supervising Coroner for Inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Mark Norman.

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  • Province Seeking Public Feedback on Segregation Review

    Ontario is currently conducting a comprehensive review of the use of segregation in Ontario's provincial adult correctional facilities. This is part of the ongoing work to transform the province's correctional system to improve staff and inmate safety, enhance effective rehabilitation and reintegration programs, and strengthen inmate mental health supports.

    Bulletin | Community Safety and Correctional Services

  • Ontario Funding Research on Sexual Violence Against Indigenous Women

    Ontario is investing in three research projects to support a more compassionate, sensitive and culturally appropriate response from law enforcement authorities when dealing with incidents of sexual violence and harassment against Indigenous women, and to encourage more survivors to report sexual violence.

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  • Inquest into the Death of Andrew Loku

    Dr. James Edwards, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Toronto East Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Andrew Loku.

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  • Ontario Hiring and Training Probation and Parole Officers

    The province is hiring and training probation and parole officers to strengthen community corrections, enhance monitoring of offenders, provide rehabilitative programming and build safer communities.

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  • Ontario To Hire 2000 New Correctional Officers

    The province will hire 2,000 correctional officers over the next three years to increase staffing levels at Ontario's correctional facilities, enhance access to rehabilitation and reintegration programming, strengthen mental health supports and improve staff and inmate safety.

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  • Ontario Graduates 139 New Correctional Officers

    139 new correctional officer graduates are being deployed to institutions across the province as part of the province's plan to further increase staffing levels at Ontario's correctional facilities, enhance program delivery and improve staff and inmate safety.

    Bulletin | Community Safety and Correctional Services

  • Inquest into the Death of Massimiliano Glognoli Announced

    Dr. William J. Lucas, Regional Supervising Coroner for Central Region, Central West Office, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Massimiliano Glognoli.

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