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

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29. It is recommended that the Standing Operating Procedures (replacing the Security Manual) and the training in those procedures have been provided to all Correctional Officers within a year.

CSC'S RESPONSE:

CSC supports the use of appropriate equipment to lift and carry an uncooperative inmate.

As identified in the response to recommendation #42, CSC has already acquired a new ambulatory chair/ stretcher for testing and evaluation at Kingston Penitentiary, and will continue testing and evaluation of new products as they enter the marketplace.

CSC will ensure that staff receive the recommended training, if required, prior to the use of any new security equipment.