A Bad Moooooove
July 30, 2010 7:53 AM Subscribe
Correctional Services Canada
posted by crazylegs (22 comments total)
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and the Harper Administration say they will close the Frontenac Institution prison farm. A group called Save Our Prison Farms
in Kingston Ontario says they won't. Conflict at 11.
Save Our Prison Farms has done everything it can think of to stop CSC and the Harper Administration from closing the prison farm program at Frontenac Institution. Petitions, letters, public rallies (one in June featured noted Canadian author Margaret Atwood
and 1,000 friends) and a peaceful blockade of CSC headquarters
have done nothing to sway the Harper government from the planned closure.
A poll in the Globe and Mail (Canada's national newspaper) shows that 92% of respondents support keeping the prison farms
The herd is scheduled to be auctioned of in Waterloo, Ontario on August 10. Bidders will view videotape of the cows before bidding. At some point after this, the government will attempt to remove the cows from Frontenac Institution, a 900 acre farm located just outside of downtown Kingston. Opponents of the closure, who are observing the institution 24 hours a day, will alert their network when the cattle trucks are spotted entering the facility. Hundreds of residents have said they will block the trucks with their bodies if necessary to prevent the herd from being taken.
August 11 should be an interesting day in Kingston.