Elimination of two-for-one pre-sentencing credits will add 160 days to two years to the costs of keeping federal inmates behind bars.
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
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.
'This is about improving road safety for all British Columbians and working to provide additional resources to police forces.' - Dean Purdy.
'Now is a good time for all civil service members — and all NSGEU members — to speak up about the vital importance of having enough workers to do the work.' - NSGEU.
Rallies planned at noon on Wednesday in Sydney, Halifax and New Glasgow.
Two-year deal ratified after 'a lot of hard work' by NSGEU negotiators who were constrained by a climate of 'ongoing program review' within the government.