Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Introduction to Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform

Resource Type: 
Letter

Dear Mr. Sapers,

I regret that I have to introduce myself and apologize at the same time.  My name is Lynn Anne Mulrooney and I work as senior policy analyst for the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). My apology is for this delayed email as I accidently saved it to my drafts folder instead of sending it to you weeks ago.

After following your work in the federal correctional system, we were so delighted to hear of your appointment as the Independent Advisor on Corrections for Ontario.

Attached please find RNAO's submission to the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services from February 2016 and the link is below.
Transforming Ontario's Correctional Services: Starting but Not Stopping, with Segregation
http://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/RNAO_submission_segregation_Feb_22_20...
As you will see from our ongoing correspondence with the provincial government below, RNAO and the expert nurses who make up the Ontario Correctional Nurses' Interest Group (OCNIG) are deeply committed to improving health outcomes, nursing services, and human rights within the provincial system.

At your convenience, it would be a privilege for RNAO to meet with you to discuss how we might support the transformation agenda.

RNAO letter to Minister Flynn on addressing urgent nursing staffing shortages within corrections (Dec 22, 2016)
http://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/RNAO_Letter_to_Minister_Flynn_-_re_Ur...

RNAO letter to Minister Hoskins on improving health outcomes and health care within corrections (Dec 2, 2016)
http://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/RNAO_to_Minister_Hoskins_health_in_co...

RNAO letter to Minister Orazietti on ending incarceration of immigration detainees in provincial prisons  (July 25, 2016)
http://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/RNAO_Letter_to_Minister_Orazietti_-_r...

RNAO letter to Minister Naqvi on segregation  (January 23, 2015)
http://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/RNAO_-_Letter_to_Minister_Yasir_Naqvi...

RNAO letter to Minister Naqvi on transgender human rights (July 29, 2014)
http://rnao.ca/sites/rnao-ca/files/RNAO_Letter_to_Minister_Naqvi_-_re_Tr...

Thank you so much.

Warm regards,

Lynn Anne Mulrooney, RN, MPH, PhD
Senior Policy Analyst, RNAO

Howard Sapers
Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform

Sent by email: Howard.Sapers@ontario.ca

Sent: March 10, 2017