January 18, 2012
Canadian Prison Guards Seek Law to Compel Inmate Blood Samples
The union representing Canada’s prison guards is lobbying
for a new law that would compel inmates to give over blood samples when an employee
is at risk for an infectious disease, iPolitics reports. Pierre Mallette, the
national president of the Union of Canadian Officers, said inmates are
increasingly using blood, saliva, urine and feces as “weapons.” When exposure
occurs, employees are tested for HIV and hepatitis B and C. Supporters of the
bill said knowing the inmates’ status would ease anxiety for officers and
families. Advocates say compelling inmates to turn over blood samples is an
invasion of privacy.
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