Truman Green's science rumours

October 17, 2013

Canadian Criminal Justice System Gone Wild

Filed under: Uncategorized — trugreen1 @ 2:00 pm

Many years ago I was building a staircase for a client who worked as a prison guard
at the new remand center in Surrey BC. At the time there was a hostage taking by a
prisoner who demanded heroin before he would release his hostage and agree to be
taken back into custody. In our conversation the candid guard told me that “these
guys are our stock in trade. Without them we’d have to get real jobs.”

This unusual statement has stuck with me since then and, although at the time I rejected
it, I’m now very close to accepting it and the sentiment the guard was candidly divulging.

Why else would our justice system be releasing into the community a former rapist
and kidnapper who sexually assaulted one woman and kidnapped then sexually assaulted
(raped)another? A gun was used in both crimes. What’s wrong with a life sentence for this crime?

The parole board now assesses this particular criminal with a “moderate to high” liklihood
of seriously injuring or possibly killing new victims after his release.

Was the Surrey prison guard correct? Is the answer to this oddity the fact that more crime
equals more jobs?


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