Mathew 25:40, King James Version
The Oracle of Ottawa will be the first to admit that Canada has a mere handful of horrific bad actors. Out of a population of nearly 40 million people, we require the space to confine all of 350 maximum security prisoners. These are the worst of the worse. They are presently housed at Kingston Penitentiary, located at Kingston Ontario. For those of you that are not Conservative, you will be intelligent enough to do the math all by yourself! Out of 40 million people, we can not seem to even fill one "super-max" prison!
Now the Oracle of Ottawa will be the first to admit that Kingston Penitentiary should have been closed years ago. It is one of the oldest, but not the oldest, prisons in the Western world. There are prisons in the United Kingdom for example that are about the same age i.e. Pentonville. It would seem to the Oracle of Ottawa that the prison that will house the Kingston inmates should have been built first and then announce the closing of Kingston Pen.
But in an announcement by the Public Safety Minister; Vic "The Dic" Toews, last week, the awesome 'Harper Government' is going to close Kingston Pen! With no replacement built or planned! It was another stunning display of either incompetence or early onset senility. History will no doubt tell in the end. And blunders of this magnitude will no doubt bring the history to the end sooner then later.
It has been said by many former Kingston Pen. inmates that Kingston Pen. is the creepiest place they have ever experienced. The only crime worse than keeping it open, is closing it with out a plan.
Another blunder the 'Harper Government' can be proud of....