Cost Of Jailing Reaches $5B

The prison population has declined and recidivism rates remain unchanged even as Canada spends nearly $5 billion a year on jailing offenders, records show. The Department of Public Safety reported the number of prison inmates fell nine percent in one year despite a decade of evolving crime legislation: “These laws were more about ideology”.

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