Inmates to pay more for room and board

CBC News

Inmates in Canada will pay more money for their room and board, and some offenders employed within institutions will no longer be paid, Public Safety Minister Vic Toews said today.

Toews also announced changes to the way inmates can buy goods, and that they will be charged more for using telephones.

The public safety minister said the changes are designed to increase offender accountability and will also save taxpayers more than $10 million per year.

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