UCCO-SACC-CSN to support correctional officers arrested in Kitchener



    MONTREAL, Oct. 24 /CNW Telbec/ - The Union of Canadian Correctional
Officers (UCCO-SACC-CSN) is troubled to learn of the arrest today of two of
its members, and the impending arrest of a third, following the suicide of a
female inmate last Friday, October 19, at the Grand Valley Institution for
Women.
    UCCO-SACC-CSN, which represents 6,000 federal correctional officers,
extends its condolences to the family of the young woman.
    The union is concerned, however, by the inexplicable decision by
Correctional Service Canada (CSC) not to legally support its employees in a
tragic case that raises many questions. Four other correctional officers and
one management supervisor have also been suspended.
    "Our union will conduct a thorough investigation of what happened at
Grand Valley Institution," said UCCO-SACC-CSN Ontario Region President
Jason Godin. "We will ensure that our members receive legal representation. We
will equally ensure there is no cover-up in this case, as has occurred in the
past."




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For further information: Lyle Stewart, CSN communications service, (514)
796-2066


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