Headingley prisoners treated to Easter egg hunt, Sun learns

Headingley Correctional Centre in Headingley, Man., just west of Winnipeg. (QMI Agency Files)

Headingley Correctional Centre in Headingley, Man., just west of Winnipeg. (QMI Agency Files)

Dean Pritchard, Winnipeg Sun

, Last Updated: 12:09 AM ET

Easter for some Headingley Correctional Centre inmates included a chocolate egg hunt and children’s games, a questionable move that was quickly slapped down by jail administrators, the Winnipeg Sun has learned.

 

Jail officials confirmed about 40 prisoners participated in an Easter egg hunt on April 16, as well as the children’s game Duck, Duck, Goose.

The prisoners were all participants in the jail’s drug treatment program.

Duck, Duck, Goose involves participants sitting in a circle around which a “duck” taps the head of a “goose” who then race each other around the circle to reach the vacated position.

A source at the jail alleged corrections officers were pressured to participate in the game, meaning prisoners at certain points were touching the officers.

“This kind of thing goes above and beyond. Can anybody really defend this?” said the source, who doesn’t work in the unit but said the activity was the talk of staff throughout the jail.


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