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SURVEY ABOUT PRISON FARMS IN CANADA MAY LEAD TO THEM COMING BACK

Ottawa says public consultations suggest there is strong support – for reopening prison farms – which were mothballed in several provinces six years ago.

The results of a Correctional Service of Canada online survey between June 2nd and August 4th suggest there is widespread recognition of the perceived value of institutional agribusiness – and strong support for re-establishing the farms.

The agency says the main factors that support the idea include the need to help the rehabilitation of inmates – and the positive impact the farms could have in communities.

The CSC also says survey respondents identified conditions that would need to be in effect for the farms to succeed – including partnerships with local communities and outreach programs.

The closure in 2010 of Canada’s prison farms at institutions in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta was highly controversial.

The post SURVEY ABOUT PRISON FARMS IN CANADA MAY LEAD TO THEM COMING BACK appeared first on Zoomer Radio AM740.

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