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Mix-ups in justice system, escape attempt and stabbing - Metro US

Mix-ups in justice system, escape attempt and stabbing

It was reported on Tuesday that the infamous Halifax crime figure Jimmy Melvin Jr. was stabbed in the face in a Canada Day jailhouse brawl.

A week earlier, Jermaine Carvery, who famously escaped Halifax police in 2008, attempted to break out of the Central Nova Scotia Correctional Facility.

On Monday, a Dartmouth judge was forced to release a convicted sex offender, 22-year old Robert Thomas Crowe, onto the streets due to a paperwork mix-up.

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A spokeswoman for the justice department said workers were disciplined.

• Performance issues On Monday, justice department spokeswoman Sherri Aikenhead told Metro nine employees had been disciplined at the Central Nova Correctional Facility due to “performance issues” identified over the course of a probe into the suicide of inmate David Alexander Nowogorski. Aikenhead refused to enter into detail, but revealed the issues were not isolated to Nowogorski’s death.

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