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Saul Betesh’s child killer whine

Saul BeteshThe former warden of Kingston Penitentiary once told me: “We have an obligation in law to keep people, however odious their crime and their background, alive because there is no other alternative. The life sentence of the court is not a sentence of execution by bad luck or by chance or by negligence.” Tom Epp’s eloquent prison-boss wisdom, offered in 1995, was an explanation of how Canada’s federal prison system deals with the most despicable characters entrusted to its care. He wasn’t talking specifically about Saul David Betesh, but his words are perfectly applicable to the sexual sadist, one of Canada’s most notorious child killers and a notorious complainer in prison (read one of his complaints, after the jump).

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