(196) Prisons demo

The brand new Metro West Detention CentreIn the Toronto area earlier this month there was a small demonstration to protest federal policy in regard to prison construction and an emerging, American-style, tough-on-crime policy.  The event went by mainstream media and the public despite the merits of the ideas being put forward.  Why are we getting new, large prisons and harsher sentences when crime rates have been going down in Canada?  Why dump socially excluded people in jails and cut back on social programs?  Why are we even having this conversation?

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