Where I live prison farms is a hot issue. I live in what is known as the prison Capitol of Canada. And the prison farms were an institution. It always made sense to me that learning to farm was a skill and that work with animals and the land would be therapeutic. However the "Harper government" got rid of them despite much protest and debate.
However it seems that (if elected) the Librals (Ignatiaff) and the Greens (May) would look into bringing back the farms (here at least).
In Kingston this decision could win the riding (unless the vote gets split).
I asked the kids what they thought on the subject ( well the younger ones, older ones were busy). They like buying plants for the garden from the one in the country. They are worried about what happened to the animals. They also think that if the inmates can make their own food and work on a farm that they wouldn't steal and fight and stuff but if they sit around doing nothing then they will probably think up more trouble. I agree.
What do you all think?
Prison Farm Video from APTN
Read the Liberal opinion.
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