Fearful Prisoners Postpone Parole Reviews, Expert Says
"A culture of fear within Canada’s correctional system is keeping an
increasing number of offenders behind bars and costing taxpayers more
money, a former high-level public servant says.
Parole Board of Canada documents, acquired by the Citizen under
access to information laws, contain figures that show the number of
offenders asking to have their parole reviews postponed has spiked in
'Postponements, I think, are part of that atmosphere of denials and
fear and over-cautiousness on the part of both the board and
(Correctional Service Canada),' says Mary Campbell, who was director
general of corrections and criminal justice at the Department of Public
Safety for 10 years."
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