jdobbin Posted October 26, 2009 Report Share Posted October 26, 2009 http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/stor...ub=TopStoriesV2 The federal government is planning to introduce legislation to crack down on early parole for non-violent offenders, CTV News has learned.Public Safety Minister Peter Van Loan is expected to lay out the Conservatives' plan to reduce parole opportunities for non-violent offenders such drug dealers and white collar criminals on Monday. "Offenders will no longer be eligible for day parole after serving only one-sixth of their sentence," CTV's Ottawa Bureau Chief Robert Fife reported Sunday on the planned legislation. "Offenders will no longer be released on full parole after serving only one-third of their sentence." It looks like we are going to need a massive amount of prisons built. Wish that Van Loan would reveal the cost to his plan. In Manitoba, the Free Press revealed that every prison in the province was way over capacity. A riot in Brandon in the last weeks was due in part to crowded conditions, according to officials themselves. If the goal is to ensure that everyone convicted of a crime serves a long sentence, we will need a lot more prisons than we do now and will have to pay more annually than we do now. The Tories always play the tough on crime stance but they downplay the tough on finances aspect of their policies. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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