The Ombudsperson for prisons is reporting that there aren't enough programs for inmates in Canadian prisons. There need to be more programs targetted at drug abuse and anger management, he says.
Now, this is not news.
And, no they will not re-open the prison farms.
The government's "tough on crime" (especially unreported ones.....duh!!) mentality will cost taxpayers, never mind the individuals in prisons, a lot.
There is no proof that locking up people for long periods of time, in (double-bunked) cells lowers the rate of crime.
And, stats tell us that there is less crime in this country every year. So the government wants to build more cells and a "super prison."
For people who claim to be educated (read the Prime Minister) it is shocking how little they know and understand about people. Oh yes, the PM's degrees are in economics.....nothing about "people." Just numbers, no understanding.