Prisoner rights extend beyond prison walls, advocates say
Chris Cowie wants Human Rights Committee to consider reintegration when they investigation prisoner’s rights.
Prison advocates are asking the Senate Committee on Human Rights to consider expanding its investigation into the living conditions of inmates to include the wellbeing of prisoners after they leave the system.
“Correctional Services Canada, their policy is that they’re responsible for people while they’re in prison. As soon as they leave, they’re not really responsible for anything, except for those people who are on parole,” Chris Cowie, executive director of Community Justice Initiatives, told CBC News.