Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR07 - (Sask-Ombudsman-Report)

REGINA x- 12s. Saskatchewan's ombudsman says correctional officials need to more fully record what happens in jails and to keep the video footage for longer. In her annual report, Mary McFadyen (mc-FADS'-yen) highlights two cases that couldn't be fully investigated because video recordings were unavailable or incomplete. One of the cases at an unnamed correctional facility involved allegations of excessive force being used on an inmate. Video was requested, but it was no longer available because recordings are only kept for 30 days. Drew Wilby, a Ministry of Justice spokesman, says keeping recordings for 30 days is sufficient.

("...than most jurisdictions.") (SOURCE: The Canadian Press)

TAG: The other case involved how a woman at White Birch Female Remand Unit in Regina was treated and restrained. …

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