February 19, 2018

Family of B.C. prisoner murdered by cellmate hopes for government change

The family of a man murdered by his cellmate at a medium-security prison in the Fraser Valley is losing hope serial killers will soon be barred from sharing sleeping quarters.

“Now, it’s up to the government to follow through.”

Lawyer Myer Rabin speaks for the mother of Jeremy Phillips.

The 33-year old was murdered in 2010 at Agassiz’s Mountain Institute by a dangerous offender who’d killed before.

“That larger problem is the fact that the government policy is to send more people to jails for minor offences, which is going to clog the jail system.”

In October, a coroner’s jury suggested private cells for serial killers, but the Correctional Service of Canada is not bound to comply.

Phillips was weeks from completing his sentence when he was strangled by Michael McGray.

CKNW Vancouver News

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