'It's not good for them, it's not good for the community, it's not good for the justice system and it's not good for the health system.' - Justice Minister Alison Redford of Alberta.
Corrections and Criminal Justice
Among the public sector members of the National Union are thousands of women and men who work in Canada’s justice system. These include Youth Corrections Professionals, Correctional Officers, Probation Officers, Sheriffs, as well as those who work in community-based social services, child protection, youth counsellors and other related social services.
These members of the National Union have a wealth of experience and knowledge that we believe can make an invaluable contribution to the development of public policy and legislation on criminal justice issues.
News on Corrections and Criminal Justice
Worst score among nine British Columbia correctional facilities in Workplace Environment Survey.
'He doesn't remember any of the family now. He doesn't know my mom.'
Tories blame "unacceptably high" crime rate even though Statistics Canada reports that crime rates have fallen.
Elimination of two-for-one pre-sentencing credits will add 160 days to two years to the costs of keeping federal inmates behind bars.
Preliminary data suppressed by government during Commons debates reveals impact of abolishing two-for-one remand credits when inmates are sentenced to prison.
Harper government's tough-on-criminals agenda means province will have to build additional facilities to hold a wave of new inmates sentenced by the courts, BCGEU says.
'There will be a less safe environment in Canadian penitentiaries.' - Howard Sapers.
Canadians encouraged to e-mail, fax and phone MPs in advance of critical Commons vote on Bill C-391.
'You know, you're playing with a ticking time bomb.... The government has to get a handle on this.' - Bob Bymoen.