Inmate threatened to stab NSCC guards during seven-hour standoff, court hears

Jason Mark Bard, 28, sentenced to 27 months for multiple standoffs with guards, police

After he brutally beat a fellow North Slave Correctional Complex (NSCC) inmate at random, Jason Mark Bard told jail guards he punched and pummeled the man with a hardened plastic cup just to “get their attention.” A three hour standoff with Corrections staff ensued. The attack left blood on the “alpha pod” floor. The victim...
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