Wanted: a clean place to serve my time

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After serving ten weekends at the Gatineau prison, I had two incidents where I came home badly bitten by bedbugs. I had to spend over $150 on anti-itch medication and seek medical care at the Pembroke Hospital.

After serving ten weekends at the Gatineau prison, I had two incidents where I came home badly bitten by bedbugs. I had to spend over $150 on anti-itch medication and seek medical care at the Pembroke Hospital.
I asked the guards not to send me to a certain sleeping area, “the Court House”, but with the overcrowding situation, I was sent there anyway. The guards said they cleaned the area, but my new sores proved them wrong.
This is a health and safety issue. I have no issue with serving my time, but I’d go into this prison with no bites and come home with many. I am asking only for a sanitary place to serve my time.

Lawrence St-Cyr
L’ISLE-AUX-ALLUMETTES