CBC's The Current profiles conditions in provincial jails

May 6, 2010 - Toronto  - Using the lawsuit arising from the death of Jeff Munro in Toronto's notorious Don Jail as its jumping off point, The Current host Anna Maria Tremonti examines the conditions in Canada's overcrowded provincial jails. The jails house persons awaiting trial and those serving sentences of less than two years. With Federal justice reforms that call for longer prison sentences and limit judicial discretion, already volatile conditions are expected to become much worse. The family of Jeff Munro is represented by Barry Swadron and Susan McDermott of Swadron Associates.

To hear today's broadcast of The Current, please click here and click on the first segment.