Eighteen months after his 21-year-old son was found dead in his prison cell at John Morony Correctional Centre in Windsor, Terry Griffiths is still waiting for the Department of Corrective Services to return his phone calls.

Griffiths’s son, also called Terry, was serving a six-month sentence for property and personal violence offences, and awaiting sentencing on other charges involving arson. On December 3, 2009 -- one day before he was due for sentencing and a month before he was due for release -- the young Aboriginal man was found hanging in his single-person cell.