Thursday, October 8, 2015

Guards clean out Bordeaux Prison HA wing

Prison guards carried out a search of the Bordeaux Prison wing housing members of the Hells Angels and street gangs last Thursday and seized a treasure trove of illicit items. The Journal de Montreal says guards found cellphones, weapons, tobacco products, drugs, ink and needles for tattooing as well as pornographic material on laptop computers.

Several of the inmates are in custody pending trial and were granted permission to have computers to allow them to access information concerning their cases. Possesion of a cellphone in prison carries a penalty of three days in solitary confinement.

The Journal says between March 2014 and April 2015, 170 inmates were sent to solitary after being caught with cellphones.