The union representing correctional peace officers in Alberta, welcomed media reports that the justice minister will look into the state of correctional facilities in the province.
A BC court judge handed down a 14-month sentence to an inmate of Surrey Pretrial Services Centre for assaulting a correctional officer. Victim was the target of a vicious assault using fecal matter.
Frontline workers are reporting that a tough-on-crime strategy has not made our communities safer. In fact, the Harper government has moved the country in the opposite direction.
There will be consequences to the tough-on-crime agenda. CCPA's Paula Mallea revisits the effects of harsher crime laws in Canada's prison system under the Conservative government.
A recent Global News report revealed that privatizing food services in Saskatchewan correction facilities will increase costs.