Are Deaths in Custody Treated Any Differently Than Deaths Of Children In Ontario's Care?
Death of an Inmate: Notifications and Funeral Arrangements - CSC-SCC
Following the death of an inmate, the Institutional will not interfere with a crime scene or investigation.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROCEDURES
The Institutional Head/District Director will ensure:
staff comply with processes identified in:
CD 568-1 ’ Recording and Reporting of Security Incidents
CD 568-4 ’ Preservation of the Scene of death and Evidence
CD 784 ’ Information Sharing Between Victims and the Correctional Service of Canada.
In a ten year period from 2001-2002 to 2010-2011, 530 offenders died in federal custody from a range of known causes, including natural death, suicide, accident and homicide. During this period, suicides accounted for 17.4% (or 92 deaths) of all federal offender deaths. Another 5.5% (or 29 deaths) were homicides. The suicide rate is approximately 70 per 100,000 for federally incarcerated offenders, which is 6 times higher than Canada's 2009 rate of 11.5 suicides per 100,000 people. The homicide rate for incarcerated federal offenders was approximately 22 per 100,000, compared to the national homicide rate of 1.6 per 100,000 in 2007. (2011 Corrections and Conditional Release Statistic Overview) There were 5 inmate homicides in FY 2010-11.
THE PDRC PROCESS: "CAS INTERNAL DEATH REVIEW," REVIEWED?
The CAS that provided service to the family submits a serious occurrence report and within 14 days of the death submits a Child Fatality Case Summary Report to the PDRC. The Executive Committee of the PDRC screens these reports and, within 7 days, a decision is made whether the CAS will be required to complete an - Internal Review - for the purposes of a future PDRC review.
By the end of the reports and the PDRC process all relevant data about the deaths of children in care has been reduced to a pile of quantitative data and a bunch of pretty pie charts.
Quantitative Data Definition: Data that can be quantified and verified, and is amenable to statistical manipulation.