I’ve been remiss in failing to update this story, first reported on Cancrime in October 2011, in which two convicts at maximum-security Kingston Penitentiary were beaten by staff. Late last year, six correctional officers pleaded guilty to the assaults. The staffers got conditional sentences and community service, for an incident that the prison service’s boss described, in an internal email, as a “significant incident” that threatened to bring the Correctional Service of Canada’s reputation into “disrepute.”
There’s no longer any doubt that three Montrealers, a mother, father and their 19-year-old son, will stand trial in the murder of four family members, including three teenage sisters. This was confirmed today at a preliminary inquiry taking place in Kingston, Ontario.
Provincial jail authorities have secretly transferred one of the three accused in the Kingston canal mass murder case. Mohammed Shafia, 56, was shipped Wednesday from a detention centre in Napanee, just west of Kingston, to the Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre, sources told me. It’s likely an attempt to hide him from other inmates, who are threatening to kill him and his two co-accused. Read my newspaper story here, and in full, after the jump.
The Hells Angels outlaw motorcycle gang is going to court – and not over contract killings or drug running. The club is taking legal action in Ontario to get back trinkets and clothing bearing the organization’s infamous logo, a winged skull called the Death Head.