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Recommendations Of The Coroner's Inquest Into The Death Of Robert Gentles

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17. It is recommended that CSC investigate alternative ways of more efficiently providing meals to inmates during a lockdown at Kingston Penitentiary.


CSC Food Services has examined alternative means of providing meals to offenders during lockdowns at Kingston Penitentiary.

The selected method involves the use of heated food carts to deliver pre-portioned meals to the ranges. Previously, during lock-down situations, the procedure was to allow several inmates at a time to be released from their cells to go and pick up meals at the cafeteria. This process resulted in a distribution time of 3-4 hours to provide meals to the entire population. Using the new delivery method, the meal distribution is completed in less than two hours.