Release Programs for Prisoners—Aid Programs for Victims of CrimePublished on 26 March 2014 Your Question Period by Senator Joan Fraser
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Hon. Joan Fraser (Deputy Leader of the Opposition):
Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate.
This is a question that has been submitted by a member of the public, Mr. John Charlton of Kitchener, Ontario. He is concerned that insufficient funding goes to two programs: release programs from prison for criminals and programs for victims of crime. Mr. Charlton says:
I feel that more funding is needed in both areas since jail, or crime school, is not teaching anything healthy for criminals being released and leaves victims to suffer in fear and quite often embarrassment.
Mr. Charlton’s question is: Can we study release programs for criminals and aid programs for victims of crime?