I assume everyone realizes First Nations, Metis and Inuit will be affected most.
Regardless it's hard to see how keeping poor prisoners from making phone calls helps rehabilitation. This is especially so where the true expenses of prison are unaffected by the trifling cost recovery suggested.
OTTAWA—Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is taking his get-tough on crime campaign a step further by making prison inmates pay more for room and board behind bars.
The minister said Wednesday that Corrections Canada will also eliminate incentive pay for convicts who work in prison shops and turn the running of all prison canteens over to inmates.
Other changes will streamline the way prisoners purchase products from the outside and make them pay to cover all the costs of their phone calls.