Consideration For Safe Injection Sites In Federal Prisons

Ottawa/Fraser Valley (with files from CBC/Narcity) – Correctional Service of Canada is going over the pros and cons of the installation of supervised injection sites in prisons.

According to a CBC report, these sanctioned sites could be installed within prisons.

Considering the opioid crisis, let alone other addictions within prison walls, such a program could save lives and reduce overdoses.

The other train of thought is to combat the spread of diseases that occurs with shared needles among prisoners.

The report goes on to say that CSC”is in the early stages of exploring overdose prevention sites as another harm-reduction measure option for inmates.”

Jason Godin, president of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers, said he has long lobbied for overdose prevention sites and that one has been proposed for Drumheller.

Corrections have not posted any related information on their social media.

There are Federal institutions in the Fraser Valley including Matsqui (Pacific Institution), Mission and Kent/Mountain in Agassiz.

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