Surveillance device used in prison sets off police probe

Use of Stingray device to track down prisoners’ contraband operation lands Federal prison authorities a lawsuit… on behalf of their own staff. Got questions or concerns regarding this invasive technology? Send them our way!

Federal prison authorities are under criminal investigation for possible illegal surveillance, The Globe and Mail has learned. The probe centres on Correctional Service Canada’s use of a dragnet surveillance device inside a penitentiary.

Fallout from the 2015 surveillance incident, involving a device that CSC officials called a “cellular grabber,” has led to a lawsuit from jail guards and a criminal inquiry by the Ontario Provincial Police.

Under the Criminal Code, indiscriminate surveillance campaigns can be deemed crimes that merit prison sentences. Federal security officials do not get blanket exemptions, even if they themselves work to manage prisons.

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