SASKATOON – The president of the union that represents Canadian prison guards says they are not being properly trained to deal with inmates who have mental health issues. 371 more words
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A severely mentally ill inmate whose case has “disturbing parallels” to that of Ashley Smith was kept in a federal penitentiary for nearly a year-and-a-half despite requests from Canada’s prison watchdog to immediately transfer her to a psychiatric hospital. 1,118 more words
Marlene Carter, a 43-year-old inmate with severe mental illness who’s spent much of her five years behind bars tied to a plank, bed or chair in a solitary cell, is not a dangerous offender, a judge has ruled. 301 more words
Update: a judge’s ruling late Thursday afternoon determine Marlene Carter is not a dangerous offender. Read the story here.
Marlene Carter is sick.
The 43-year-old’s compulsion to hurt herself is so great she’ll hurl herself, against restraints, to smack her head against whatever hard surface is closest. 847 more words