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No more days off for prisoners?

Liberal justice critic Michel Samson is calling on the NDP governmentto “immediately stop” the practice of turning away prisoners onweekends because of overcrowding at the Central Nova CorrectionalFacility in Burnside.

Liberal justice critic Michel Samson is calling on the NDP government to “immediately stop” the practice of turning away prisoners on weekends because of overcrowding at the Central Nova Correctional Facility in Burnside.

“Our justice system hands down punishment to these offenders, and instead of enforcing those sentences the NDP tears them up,” Samson said in a release issued yesterday.

Sean Kelly, the province’s director of correctional services, tells the CBC an estimated 15 inmates are turned away each week but are under house arrest at home.

 
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