Prison bosses plan to expand 35 penitentiaries

Inmate at the barsThe country’s federal prison service is preparing to expand 35 existing penitentiaries across the country to accommodate an inmate population that is ballooning because of Conservative government law-and-order initiatives, Cancrime learned. The government and Corrections Canada, which runs the country’s 58 federal facilities, have consistently refused to provide any specifics of spending plans. A list obtained by Cancrime shows that plans are being made to add new units to 29 men’s facilities and all six women’s prisons.

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