Police laid charges against six inmates at maximum-security Millhaven Institution related to an incident March 20 in which prison guards shot two convicts, killing one of them, Jordan Trudeau, 29 (inset). The latest dirty half dozen swept up in the investigation is a motley crew of gangsters and killers, including Demar Duntin, 25, who shot a 23-year-old man in the head in 2007 in Mississauga, Ontario, because he thought he was a rat who planned to give evidence to prosecutors. In Millhaven, Duntin would be a “standup guy” because he demonstrated his commitment to the supposed gangster code of never turning on your bros.
Penitentiary inmates, particularly those serving lengthy sentences, often find inventive inspiration in those passing hours and days. One convict at medium-security Stony Mountain Institution in Manitoba, near Winnipeg, turned his time and creativity to the fabrication of a remarkable weapon. It might rank among the most ingenious ever found inside a Canadian prison, not solely for its remarkable design, but also because of its lethal potential.
Prison staff reported racial tension among inmates at a penitentiary in Ontario the day before a mini riot that sent eight prisoners to hospital, Cancrime learned. One prisoner from medium-security Joyceville Institution suffered serious injuries and was in intensive care Sunday evening, according to the Correctional Service of Canada. Corrections could not explain what caused the incident, which it labeled a “major disturbance.”
A notorious Toronto teen killer, David Bagshaw, 21, who stabbed a 14-year-old girl to death on orders from his 15-year-old girlfriend, has been charged with the attempted murder of a fellow convict at maximum-security Millhaven penitentiary just west of Kingston, Ontario. Bagshaw (inset) was charged in connection with the attack March 20 in which he and another assailant, inmate Jordan Trudeau, 29, were shot by prison guards. Trudeau died. Bagshaw was 17 in 2008 when he stabbed Stefanie Rengel to death after urging from his girlfriend, Melissa Todorovic.
Police have concluded that two federal prison guards who shot two inmates at Millhaven Institution, killing one, did everything by the book. There was no “criminal wrongdoing,” according to the special police unit that investigates prison crime. Jordan Trudeau, 29, died from a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to police. Trudeau (inset) was attacking another prisoner at the time and ignored orders to stop. You might wonder why prison guards wouldn’t shoot for the legs, to stop the attack, without killing the target? Prison guards are “not trained to shoot to wound or aim for peripheral portions of the human body” with their high-powered rifles, according to a confidential firearms training manual used by guard recruits (read it after the jump). The manual, obtained by Cancrime, also explains that guards are trained to shoot at the “centre of visible mass” when they’re firing at a prisoner.
There’s been a violent incident at maximum-security Millhaven Institution, a notorious penitentiary just west of Kingston, Ontario, that has left one inmate dead and two others in hospital. Corrections Canada has identified the dead convict as Jordan Trudeau, 29. Convicts at Millhaven have been confined to their cells in the wake of the disturbance, which marks the third time since October that guards at the prison have been forced to open fire to contain violence.
Staff inside Canada’s five federal penitentiaries for women used force against female inmates more than twice as often last year as the previous year. An internal Corrections Canada report reveals a 140% surge in the number of use of force incidents involving female prisoners in 2009, according to the report. I obtained a copy of the confidential, six-page document. It shows 311 use of force incidents against imprisoned women last year, compared to 130 incidents in 2008 and 128 incidents in 2007.
Canada’s federal prisons have a growing gang problem. More disenfranchised young men who live on a diet of drugs and violence on the street are importing that culture to penitentiary cellblocks, where they can dominate weaker convicts, continue to peddle drugs and kill whenever necessary. Confidential Corrections Canada documents that I obtained – including a gang profile of the inmate population at Joyceville Institution in Kingston, Ontario – reveal that more than 10% of the prison’s convicts are gang affiliated and a dozen are outlaw bikers.