"You emphasis the revenge aspect ... you're not interested in rehabilitation, you're not interested in re-integration," he said. "As a consequence, these populations have no hope. They don't see themselves getting out any time soon."
"These people who are in prison are going to be out. We want safe communities. We want people to have safe access to programs — not be stuck in a situation where their circumstances are such that they're prone to self-inflicted injuries. This is terrible."
There are so many trends pointing to how this can all go terribly wrong. The Harper government is erroding democracy. The people who don't care aren't the ones that are finding themselves in dire straits or in prison. Those folk believe the government doesn't recognize them as citizens anyway.
Prison is increasingly becoming a place of revenge, not justice, setting the fuse on a cycle we have seen many, many times before.
This is what happens when you think you can make the rules up as you go. Those who ignore history, etc...