Who's Vic Toews Breaking Bread With Now? Private Prison Contractors, and bad ones at that

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Tommy_Paine
Who's Vic Toews Breaking Bread With Now? Private Prison Contractors, and bad ones at that

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/07/13/prison-privatization-canada_n_16...

"The company is the target of a class-action lawsuit alleging that one of its youth facilities in Louisiana was plagued by sexual abuse. The suit alleges that guards engaged in sex with inmates -- who at that facility range in age from 13 to 22 -- and smuggled drugs into the prison. The facility allegedly denied health care and education services to inmates as well. A federal judge described the Geo Group prison as "a cesspool of unconstitutional and inhuman acts." "

Tommy_Paine

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/07/13/prison-privatization-canada_n_16...

I guess that's why everyone leaves the first post empty. 

And, if I knew a moderator, I'd get the link taken out of the topic heading.  But what can you do?

Sineed

I posted this link before, but it bears repeating here:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2006/11/10/private-jail.html

Quote:
Canada's only privately run jail, in Penetanguishene, Ont., will return to public control on Saturday after a performance evaluation found a public jail of equivalent size had better security, prisoner health care, and reduced repeat offender rates.

The Central North Correctional Centre, one of two identical maximum-security super-jails in Ontario built by the former Conservative government, houses more than 1,000 prisoners and has been under the watchful eye of a private firm for the last five years.

The other jail in Lindsay, near Peterborough, was kept under provincial control.

"We found that in basically every single area, the outcomes were better in the publicly run facilities," Ontario Community Safety Minister Monte Kwinter told the CBC.

The person who lead to the privatization of the Penetang jail was none other than Rob Sampson, Minister of Correctional Services in Ernie Eves' government. He is also one of Harper's point men on the Corrections file, having written a review of Correctional Service of Canada in 2007 at the request of then-Public Safety Minister Stockwell Day, and many of his recommendations were included in Bill C-10, the Omnibus Crime Bill. Sampson's conclusions have come under attack by experts in Corrections and the John Howard Society.