OCC Inquest - Briand 2018

Office of the Chief Coroner

Verdict of Coroner's Jury

Office of the Chief Coroner

The Coroners Act - Province of Ontario


Surname: Briand
Given name(s): Jason John
Age: 46

Held at: 16 McPherson Dr., Napanee
From: Jan. 8
To: Jan. 10, 2018
By: Dr. David Eden, Coroner for Ontario
having been duly sworn/affirmed, have inquired into and determined the following:

Name of deceased: Jason John Briand
Date and time of death: October 22, 2015, 6:13 a.m.
Place of death: Quinte Detention Centre
Cause of death: Mixed toxicity of medications prescribed
By what means: Accident

(Original signed by: Foreperson)


The verdict was received on the 10 of Jan., 2018
Coroner's name: Dr. David Eden
(Original signed by coroner)


We, the jury, wish to make the following recommendations:


Inquest into the death of:

Jason John​ Briand


Jury Recommendations

  1. Implementation of EMR (Electronic Medical Records) by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and their facilities.
  2. Quinte Detention Centre to follow the Ministry of Community Safety and Correction Services standards and guidelines with specific attention to Methadone Maintenance Treatment policy.
  3. More thorough assessment of incoming inmates during early incarceration period to ensure proper medical evaluation (i.e.: COWS, urine panel test).
  4. We support the delivery of the MMT/medical services at Quinte Detention Centre, which should be provided in a timely manner.
  5. Centre of Forensic Sciences should have the ability to detect the presence/absence of all medication prescribed in a correctional facility.