Brenda Martin parole records reveal dispute

Brenda MartinMost media reports ignored some controversy in the Brenda Martin (inset) parole case. She’s the Trenton, Ont., woman who spent two years in a Mexican prison. She was convicted there of money laundering. After a furious public campaign in Canada, she was transferred to a Canadian prison, then quickly paroled. She has maintained she was railroaded in Mexico. Corrections Canada staff who assessed her recommended she be ordered to undergo psychological counselling after release, according to a record of her May 9, 2008, parole decision (read it after the jump). The parole board refused to order it.

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Dumb and dumber

When a politician says something this dumb, we should be insulted. If we swallow it without question, we might as well begin impersonating Jim Carrey’s diuretic sidekick.

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