October 23, 2012 | 4 Comments
Apparently, we are seeing a stark increase in the number of inmates who are self-harming:
The federal correctional investigator says the number of prisoners harming themselves in federal penitentiaries has almost tripled in the last five years.
The annual report from Howard Sapers says aboriginal offenders and women are most likely to abuse themselves by cutting, self strangulation, head-banging, burning and ingesting harmful objects or substances.
And Mr. Sapers says Corrections Canada continues to treat such incidents as security problems and not as mental-health issues.
I will probably write more about this later. For now, I’ll just say that this is a great shame that we all wear.