Let worst offenders fend for themselves

Let them socialize for a while, make new friends, and then likely save taxpayers a bundle of money in the process.

The recent murder of a Surrey teen has many people shaking their heads in disgust, cursing our justice system, possibly even re-thinking their views on capital punishment.

But no matter how heinous the crime, how clearcut the guilt, how unlikely the prospect of rehabilitation, or how much some offenders clearly deserve it, the death penalty isn’t likely to fly in Canada anytime soon.

Maybe a step in the right direction would be to do away with segregation and protective custody in prisons for all of the Clifford Olsons and Robert Picktons and their ilk.

Let them socialize for a while, make new friends, and then likely save taxpayers a bundle of money in the process.

 

Dave McInnis

Surrey Now Leader