A youth who has been held in what is effectively solitary confinement for a year should be returned to the Nova Scotia Youth Facility in Waterville, Justice Anne Derrick has recommended. But the final decision is up to the Department of Justice. And it looks like it may want to continue the status quo. This will compromise the young man’s treatment and rehabilitation, and negatively affect his fragile mental health, Justice Derrick says.
An anonymous Chronicle Herald reporter does a story on prison conditions and high long distance charges prisoners face without talking to anybody except the Department of Justice spokesperson.
People imprisoned in provincial jails are asking you to sign a petition telling the province to stop a private company from charging prohibitive rates for phone calls.
Workers at the provincial Maintenance Enforcement Program, the people who make sure court-ordered child support payments are not being dodged, are too busy to do a good job, a former employee charges.
A Facebook post by El Jones about very high long distance rates for calls from provincial jails piqued my curiosity. What I found is a system that enriches a Texas company and the provincial government each time a prisoner dials the number of a loved one.