Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security (SECU)

The committee met on December 6th to continue the discussions and debate on ‘Drugs and Alcohol in Prisons’. This has been to develop a report. Three witnesses appeared from the federal penitentiary system and answered questions pertaining to drug treatments in prison, over-crowding and psychological evaluations.

The committee met again on December 8th with one witness who gave further testimony to the tune of psychological profiles of addicted inmates, lack of adequate facilities and relationships between guards and inmates. The witness was asked to remain after the first hour to give further testimony. This meeting went in camera for 12 minutes at 12:20pm.