Report by BC’s Auditor General Highlights Serious Problems in Provincial Prison System.

A report released earlier this week by BC’s auditor general highlights many problems within BC’s provincial prison system.

The report found that “lack of attention to performance management, evidence-based decision making, and offender programming increase the risk to inmate, staff and public safety. More attention to these areas would increase the likelihood that the Division directs time and money into programs and facilities that are effective.”

Also, the investigation uncovered evidence that “the Division did not consistently house non-sentenced inmates separately from sentenced inmates, as outlined in the Corrections Act Regulation.”

Additional findings of the report have been summarized in an article by the Huffington Post.