|Jonathan Jano Klor. (FACEBOOK)
MONTREAL - A Facebook profile of a jailed, notorious street gang member highlights the smuggling problem in Quebec's detention centres, according to the president of the province's union of correctional officers.
Jonathan Jano Klor, sentenced to 14 years in prison in September for attempted murder, is listed on a public Facebook profile as a "young entrepreneur."
The profile was created in July while Klor was in Montreal's Riviere-des-Prairies Detention Centre awaiting sentencing.
One of the photos on Klor's page shows him in a grey-blue bathrobe posing next to a cell bed, and another photo shows him smoking.
The president of Quebec's union for correctional employees, Stephane Lemaire, said the photos are "outrageous, embarrassing, and discouraging."
"He's mocking the system," said Lemaire, who added that the photos are symbolic of the problem of cell phone and drug smuggling in Quebec's detention centres.
Klor was accused of trying to kill three rival gang members and of shooting up a home with an AK-47 assault rifle.
Klor said he was going to "get on the right path" after a judge sentenced him in September to 14 years in prison. However, one of the photos is dated Oct. 2, four days after he was sentenced.
Klor's Facebook profile has 28 friends and several links to articles about him. One of them describes how Klor is "the king" of certain parts of the detention centre, controlling the smuggling of drugs and cell phones.
Lemaire said the photos are "the tip of the iceberg," and added that drugs and cell phone seizures at Montreal's jail is "routine."
The cause of the problems, he added, is not secret: Quebec detention centres are overpopulated, guards lack proper resources and the system lacks money.
"Our officers are doing what they can," he said. "But there isn't discipline. There is a need for more agents; we are frustrated with the under-financing of the system."