Corrections Services is on the hunt for a contractor to provide ice cream to federal inmates, according to a local victims’ rights group that is wondering why criminals are even entitled to such luxuries.
“We’ve got victims’ programs continually being slashed, and they want to spend $43,000 on something ridiculous like this?” said David Toner, of Families Against Crime and Trauma, whose teenage son was murdered in 2005.
“Why should prisoners in federal penitentiaries, which by very nature (house) the most serious (criminals), be rewarded? Ice cream is generally considered a treat for being a good boy, not a serial killer.
“Buying ice cream for the offenders, that’s an insult to victims of crime.”