Union still probing alleged planned ‘hit’ of guard
Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre staff are continuing to look into reports last month that a gang-affiliated inmate had put “a hit” on one of the jail’s correctional officers, according to the spokesman for the union representing the guards.
“It’s still ongoing,” Dean Purdy told KTW.
“At the end of the day, basically, the inmates don’t talk, but it’s still an ongoing investigation from our standpoint.”
On Sept. 6, Purdy said, KRCC was under lockdown following an unrelated stabbing.
That’s when jail staff learned of a “gang-related hit” having been placed on a correctional officer by an inmate, he said.
According to Purdy, “the culture of inside the jail” makes it hard for staff to investigate such allegations.
“From our standpoint, there was something to it,” he said.
“But, because the inmates stay silent on these investigations, nothing is found.
“Just because we don’t find out or get to the bottom of it doesn’t mean it didn’t happen.”
Kamloops Mounties have said they are not investigating the alleged threat.