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Federal correction budget cuts "illogical," says criminologist

The government's omnibus crime bill passed the House of Commons in March. The bill's measures are expected to increase the population in Canadian jails and prisons. (Paul Daly/Canadian Press.)
There are still a number of unanswered questions surrounding the recent federal budget.

For example, what will a $295 million cut to Correctional Services Canada mean for the country's prison system -- especially since the Conservatives Safe Streets and Communities Act has now been passed in law.

The act is expected to increase the population of Canada's prisons.

Okanagan criminologist Melissa Munn says the math doesn't add up. She specializes in prison release and prisoner re-entry into society, and spoke with Daybreak host Chris Walker.
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