Justice and Public Safety
Health and Community Services

February 6, 2019

Media Advisory: Ministers Parsons and Haggie to Discuss Independent Review of Inmate Deaths at Provincial Correctional Institutions

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and Attorney General, and the Honourable John Haggie, Minister of Health and Community Services, will discuss the report Newfoundland and Labrador Corrections and Community Services: Deaths in Custody Review today (Wednesday, February 6).

The review was commissioned following deaths at Her Majesty’s Penitentiary and the Newfoundland and Labrador Correctional Centre for Women between August 2017 and June 2018.

Media representatives can receive an embargoed copy of the report at 1:00 p.m. in the Media Centre, Ground Floor, East Block, Confederation Building. A news conference with Ministers Parsons and Haggie will be begin at 2:00 p.m.

Media planning to attend are asked to pre-register via email (doriswalsh@gov.nl.ca) or telephone (709-729-3812).

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Media contacts
Lesley Clarke
Justice and Public Safety
709-729-6985, 699-2910

Kathy Dicks-Peyton
Health and Community Services
709-729-6986, 699-1982

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