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Judge suggests keeping fine defaulters out of Remand Centre
An Edmonton judge wants Alberta's justice minister to consider locking up fine defaulters somewhere other than the Edmonton Remand Centre, especially if they have mental health conditions. This follows the May 2011 death of Barry Raymond Stewart, 59. His remand centre cellmate jumped on his head several times, killing him. Stewart was behind bars for failing to pay fines for things like public intoxication and jaywalking. Justin Somers, then 25, was later found not criminally responsible. In...

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