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NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) focused attention Wednesday in the House of Assembly on working conditions at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary, citing the large amount of 24-hour shifts, overtime, and shifts without meal breaks being worked by people at the Pen.

 
NDP Justice critic Gerry Rogers

Yesterday in the house of Assembly, NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) drew province-wide attention to the staffing problems that continue to plague Her Majesty’s Penitentiary seven years after the release of Decades of Darkness, an independent and often highly critical report into the state of the province’s correctional system.

 
NDP Justice critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) says staffing levels at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary are so low that guards are working dangerously long shifts, putting themselves, inmates, and public safety at risk. Rogers says government is neglecting its moral and legal obligation to keep both inmates and staff safe.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) was looking for answers in the House of Assembly today on reports she is hearing that both Her Majesty’s Penitentiary and the St. John’s Lockup are dangerously overcrowded.

 
NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers

NDP Justice Critic Gerry Rogers (MHA, St. John’s Centre) had questions for the Justice Minister today about healthcare at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary – and she wants to know what ever happened to an act passed in May 2011 which has yet to be proclaimed.

 

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