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Justice Minister Felix Collins describes a new prisoner transport vehicle purchased by the province as "recognition of the changing face of corrections in the province and the need for advancement in terms of transporting inmates."
The Ford F-450 super duty truck and transport unit was unveiled in front of Confederation Building today where Capt. Sean Brophy of Her Majesty's Penitentiary showed the minister all the features of the new equipment.
Collins said a lot of inmates are transferred from facility to facility in the province and this "state-of-the-art machine" will ensure the safety and security for both inmates and staff.
The vehicle, which cost about $134,000, has four separate cells with separate doors, each of which can hold up to four inmates, for a total capability of transferring 16 inmates at once.
Full story in Wednesday's print edition.