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Another psychopath and sex predator freed from prison

Don GazleyThere may be 3,500This post includes a podcast psychopaths behind bars in Canada’s prisons, roughly one quarter the male penitentiary population, according to researchers. They are conscienceless predators and manipulators driven only by a desire for self-gratification. Until recently, Don Gazley (inset) was among them. Gazley (listen to him, after the jump, in manipulation mode, in Episode 4 of the Cancrime podcast) has a two-decade history of sex crimes and involvement in a murder. He’s been diagnosed a “classic psychopath” who poses a high risk to commit new sex crimes. Yet Gazley was released in early January from a penitentiary in British Columbia, in part, because the top legal official in Ontario, where he was last sentenced, chose not to seek to keep him locked up forever through a dangerous offender designation. Gazley’s treatment by the criminal justice system isn’t unusual. A Canadian expert on psychopaths, forensic psychologist Stephen Porter, says the system must take psychopathy “much more seriously.” His research reveals that, although psychopathy is one of the most powerful predictors of criminal recidivism, psychopaths win conditional release 2.5 times more often than non psychopaths.

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Axe murderer Francis Clancy wins parole

Imprisoned axe murderer Francis Patrick Clancy, who bashed in the head of a young born-again Christian man who had befriended him in Ottawa, has been paroled, Cancrime learned. The 62-year-old Clancy, who is serving a life sentence in a British Columbia prison, was granted release to a halfway house (day parole), despite his repeated infractions, escapes and what the parole board calls his “parasitical life of crime” dating to 1969.

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