Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Investigator for prisons says raise in order

Canadian prisoners aren’t earning enough while behind bars, according to a federal penitentiaries monitor. The pay rate of $6.90 per day for jobs in prison programs hasn’t changed for 20 years and a boost will help prisoners to develop a sense of responsibility, making it easier to eventually reintegrate into society, says a criminal law specialist with the Prisoners’ Rights Committee. The committee would like to see the pay level increased to minimum wage.

Link to TorontoSun.com - Canada - Crime should pay?

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