Jail Suicide Cries Out For Public Inquiry; "... An Important Question That Seems To Have Dropped Off The Radar Is, 'Why This Man Was In The Burnside Facility To Begin With?' "

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Fatalities, Public Inquiries, Prisons, Disabled People, Prisoner Treatment, Intellectual Disabilities, Self Destructive Behavior, Accountability, Nova Scotia


Joshua Aaron Evans, 29, took his life while on remand at the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility on Sept. 11, 2018.

The justice system failed to prevent his death and there has been insufficient accountability following this tragedy. Joshua, his family, other citizens with intellectual disabilities, as well as the public, deserve better. But it is not too late for the government of Nova Scotia to provide the searching response that such incidents demand: a thorough public inquiry.