Friday, April 20, 2012 | Categories: Features
Public Safety Minister Vic Toews announced Thursday that the Kingston Pentitentiary -- home to more than four hundred inmates, including murderers Paul Bernardo and Russell Williams -- will be closed. The Regional Treatment Centre, a psychiatric institution in Kingston, and the Leclerc Institution in Laval, Quebec will also be shut down. The government says these closures will save $120 million a year.
We hear from Candice Hoeppner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, and from the Ontario regional president of the Union of Canadian Correctional Officers, Jason Godin.