An inmate at one of Quebec’s prisons has claimed that they were not offered medical assistance for a period of 8 days after an arm broke in the care of correctional officers last May.
Nick DiNardo, who prefers to be addressed as they/them noted they faced many years of abuse and mistreatment while in prison.
Last summer, they issued a human rights complaint detailing their experience under Canada’s correctional service noting that it failed to cater to their mental health and for applying excessive force.
In the most recent incident, DiNardo says prison officers at the Port Cartier Maximum Security prison knocked them down breaking an arm as they headed back to their cubicle on the 30th of May.
The congress of Aboriginal People castigated the mistreatment via a press release last week noting that DiNardo wasn’t given medical assistance unit the 7th of June. On the 12th of June, while heading back to their Cell after an X-ray, another officer harmed the same arm.
The Correctional Service noted via press release that they would initiate a disciplinary action to get to the bottom of the matter, but failed of offer specifics due to privacy concerns.