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

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2. All cell extractions be videotaped.


All cell extractions, where the use of force may be necessary or anticipated, are currently being videotaped. This practice was nationally implemented in February 1997. The practice is now being formalized for inclusion in a Standard Operating Practice (SOP).

The policy for videotaping provides for review of the tapes by the Institutional Head, as well as by Regional and National Headquarters staff, as a means of ensuring compliance with policies and procedures relating to cell extractions. In addition, these tapes are provided to the Office of the Correctional Investigator.