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Corrections Officers Worked on Inmate’s Teeth, Then Shared Video: Lawsuit

December 9, 2020
by CBC


A former Bishop’s Falls inmate claims one corrections officer performed dental surgery on him while another recorded it, and he’s suing them, three dentists, and the provincial government.

According to a civil lawsuit filed Dec. 4, Blair Harris, an inmate at Bishop’s Falls Correctional Centre, was taken by corrections staff Oct. 16 to the Gander Family Dental Clinic for dental surgery. The statement of claim says during the surgery — performed by oral surgeon Dr. Louis Bourget, the first defendant — corrections officer Ron McDonald was permitted to do a procedure while Harris was sedated, while another corrections officer, Roy Goodyear, recorded it and later distributed the video.

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