Helping Mentally Ill Offenders

The Fifth Estate

Catherine Latimer is the executive director of the John Howard Society of Canada. The John Howard Society works to ensure “effective, just and humane” correctional policy. She tells the fifth estate’s Bob McKeown that the federal government’s proposed legislation misses the mark and the purpose of NCR and could send more mentally-ill people to prison - a where place she says they don’t belong.

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