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Learn more about Parole Hearings
In 2010 the Conservative government introduced a crime bill which would kill the so-called faint hope clause that allows some people serving life sentences to apply for parole after 15 years (instead of the usual 25 common for first-degree murder and other life sentence convictions). Opponents of the crime bill argue that extended prison sentences are cruel and will cost the government tens of millions of dollars per year.Proponents argue that 15 years is too short of a prison term for people serving life sentences. See recent parole hearings news
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Reinstate forced labor so they at least offset the cost of internment to the taxpayer. 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Toronto
Yes BUT death penalty should be brought back for heinous crimes even if under influence of a substance. Mental illness should not ever be an excuse in these crimes. 3 years ago from a Liberal in Whitehorse
Prisoners are human too. A society that run charties for animal welfare should do treat a human with compassion. 3 years ago from a Green in Surrey
Perhaps, but ending jails is a must. it is inhumane. these people need mental health help, not physical and mental torture. even if they are insane and need to be strapped down 24/7, jail conditions are medieval and horrible. 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Thunder Bay
Prison systems don't help our community we shouldn't try to forget the problem and lock humans away, but rather enforce rehabilitation programs not "correctional" systems. 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Brampton
There are too many instances where poor, uneducated, lose when having a bad lawyer appointed to them. Also bad 'expert' witness testimony, poor police investigation, many mitigating circumstances have proven lately [cops lying in court]. Life is... 3 years ago from a Communist in Georgetown
Life is hard. People make mistakes, forgive. 3 years ago from a Green in Smithers
Life inprisionment should mean till you die,. 3 years ago from a Liberal in Fenelon Falls
No but they should have some form of access to real life. If they are a threat to society no human interaction and they can contribute to our economy in some way rather than sitting in jail. 3 years ago from a New Democratic in Newmarket
I believe that the severity of the crime should be taken in to consideration. I believe that effectiveness in rehabilitation programs should be a fundamental consideration after 15 years in prison. 3 years ago from a New Democratic in New Glasgow
Depends on circumstances ie the mental health and attitude of inmate. And there should be more rehabilitation in prisons to support them coming out. 3 years ago from a Communist in New Westminster
Only in cases of a retaliation event to protect or defend another against another murder. I in the event someone son was murdered, and the paren't goes after their sons killer. 3 years ago from a Liberal in Fredericton
No but provide rehabilitation programs for prisoners. 3 years ago from a Christian Heritage in Red Deer