“Prison justice” as Douglas Garland beaten unconscious

The Airdrie, Alberta man convicted of killing a nine-year-old boy and his grandparents over a long-standing grudge has been beaten unconscious by inmates at the Edmonton Institution, a maximum security prison. It is the second time in a week that Douglas Garland, 57, has been beaten up by other prisoners. His lawyer, Kim Ross, is demanding answers and questioning whether the beatings were allowed to happen as a form of “prison justice”. The murder of five-year-old Nathan O’Brien and Alvin, 66, and Kathy Liknes, 53, of Calgary shocked the province and the country.  “I’m very upset,” Mr. Ross told the CBC. “I can tell you if this is a situation where this has been allowed to happen, I anticipate there will be legal actions that will be taken.”