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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:01 AM

Man raped by inmates during 'scared straight' prison tour awarded $175K from B.C.

From https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/prison-assault-award-1.4934363

Man raped by inmates during 'scared straight' prison tour awarded $175K from B.C.

Victim was assaulted during visit that was one of his terms of probation in late 1970s

Bethany Lindsay CBC News Posted: Dec 05, 2018 5:30 PM PT | Last Updated: December 6

https://i.cbc.ca/1.3202580.1440470973!/fileImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/16x9_780/jail-cell.jpg
Teenagers were sometimes locked in cells during tours of Oakalla Prison.
(Jack Lindsay/Vancouver archives)


The B.C. government has been ordered to pay at least $175,000 to a man who was raped by several inmates during a "scared straight" tour of Oakalla Prison four decades ago.

The victim, known by the initials B.E.S. in court documents, was a teenager when he was forced to visit the Burnaby prison in the late 1970s. The tour was one of the terms of his probation for break and enter a sort of "scared straight" form of sentencing to deter teens from committing crimes in the future, the judge told his parents.

He laid out what happened next during an appearance in B.C. Supreme Court in Vancouver earlier this year.

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Fri Dec 7, 2018, 09:27 AM

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