Monday, October 15, 2012
Rock Machine member dies in Brandon jail
The Brandon Police have confirmed that a 39 year old inmate in the Brandon Correctional Centre was found dead 10:06 AM yesterday morning. Media reports about the death claim the inmate’s name is Jean Paul Beaumont and was a high ranking member of the Rock Machine.
Media reports claim he was the Sergeant at arms for the Winnipeg Rock Machine and had earlier connections to the Hells Angels through the Zig Zag crew before the Hells Angels kicked off the drug war in Winnipeg by murdering one of their own for the Ontario Hells Angels. That event caused several members to leave the Hells Angels and join the rival Rock Machine. Winnipeg has seen a fair bit of gang related violence as a result.
Although I support stiffer penalties for trafficking crack and crystal meth and realize prisons aren’t supposed to be a trip to Disneyland, inmates should not be subject to gang violence in prison. Any violence for that matter. Raping in the showers is not acceptable. Neither is performing a murder for the Hells Angels in prison. [CTV Report]