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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 3, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 12 THE LETHBRIOGE HERALD Tuesday, 3, 1974 Prisoners' ombudsman paints grim picture of 'hole' confinement Alberta man fined Salesman Edward J. Sliwa, 38, of Edmonton, was fined Monday after pleading guilty in provincial court to three charges under the In- come Tax Act. How's Your Hearing? Montreal A free offer of special interest to those who hear but do not understand words has been announced by Beltone. A non-operating mod- el of the smallest Beltone aid ever made will be given abso- lutely free to anyone request- j ing it. I This is not a real hearing aid, i but it. will show you how tiny hearing help can be. It's yours to keep, free. The actual aid 1 weighs less than a third of an i ounce, and it's all at ear level, i in one unit. No wires lead from body to head These models are free, so write for yours now. Thousands have already been mailed, so write today to Dept. 2710i, Bel- tone Electronics of Canada Ltd 3637 Metropolitan Blvd E., Montreal H12 2K2, ADVT By STEPHEN SCOTT OTTAWA (CP) The om- budsman for the approximate- ly federal prisoners has called for 'a special study to determine whether throwing a prisoner into the "hole" either for protection or punishment is useful or ef- ficient. Inger Hansen says the solitary confinement or dissociation, whatever the term be cruel punishment and inhuman treatment. She joined three prisoners in painting a grim of picture of living alone for 23Va hours a day in a small, bleak room where amenities often are provided only at the whim and convenience of guards. She said the study should de- termine whether the hole is useful as a punishment, is the most efficient way to protect certain prisoners and whether there can be an alternative for the latter point. The recommendation prob- ably is the most dramatic of 11 that Miss Hansen, Van- couver criminal lawyer who was appointed "correctional investigator" for Solicitor- General Warren Allmand last year, made in her first annual report tabled in the Commons Monday. Another that could become highly controversial calls for appointment of an outsider to preside over in-prison dis- ciplinary hearings and to determine guilt or innocence of prisoners. The others call for: in laws and regu- lations concerning earned re- mission (time off for good be- statutory remission (serving the last third of a sentence on the outside) and temporary absences. These are expected to be covered in legislation that Mr. Allmand will submit to Parliament shortly. or an end to prac- tices under which prisoners must forfeit property. of a lawyer to examine, adjust and make recommendations for changes in the disposition of prisoner claims for injuries or loss of property. Miss Hansen reports serious delays in deal- ing with these claims and many injuries, mainly loss of- fingers, going un- compensated. right for a prisoner to invest his funds outside the prison. At present his funds could be put into the Inmate Trust Fund, the interest from which goes into the Inmate Welfare Fund. Miss Hansen prepared the 85-page study of criminal complaints after visiting every institution in Canada at least once in the last year. Besides doing her own work and dealing with 782 com- plaints from 595 prisoners in more than 35 in- meant 136 visits to con- ducted six special investigations for Mr. Allmand. FOR YOUR EARLY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING The Following Stores In The COLLEGE MALL Will Remain Open Till P.M. WED., DEC. 4 Bond Street Special Occasion Shop Dieter's Ski Sports Lethbridge House of Color Super City Drugs These were: into alleged francophone discrimination at the Kingston Prison for Women. None was found. into prisoner atti- tudes at British Columbia maximum security peniten- tiary where there were distur- bances last year. Mr. Allmand has received a report which has not been made public. into alleged mis- treatment of prisoners at Mil- Ihaven maximum where there were serious disturbances this year. Mr. Allmand has receiv- ed a report but Miss Hansen has not finished her work here. into alleged ex- cessive use of the hole at the Prince Albert penitentiary. This is not complete. comparative study of the amount of tear gas used in different institutions, not yet complete. inquiry into the an- nouncement of the death of a prisoner to his family. Of the 782 cases that came to her office, there was some rectification in 63 cases, not all due to her intercession. There were more than 500 cases she declined to act on for a variety of reasons, such as being outside her terms of reference. Most complaints dealt with transfers or general prison conditions. By far the most came from Millhaven with 90, Prince Albert second with 66. Miss Hansen's recommendations on the hole and disciplinary hearings come after a year in which these things were frequently mentioned after troubles at Millhaven, British Columbia and St. Vincent de Paul in Montreal. Talks set EDMONTON (CP) Dr. Bert Hohol, provincial man- power and labor minister, said Monday the government will meet representatives of the Canadian Ukrainian Im- migration Aid Society soon to discuss a society suggestion that more Ukrainian im- migrants be allowed into Alberta. COMPETITION FOR BUS The longest tandem bicycle ever built is the 31-man, 50- footlong trigintapede, built in Australia in 1971. ehristntas time Remember the deadline dates for mailing your cards before December 13th for out-of-town before December 17th for in-town AT CHRISTMAS TIME: For better service: make sure cards and parcels are addressed correctly and legibly show apartment numbers and street names in full indicate the postal code make sure you apply sufficient postage and wrap parcels correctly and finally make sure you remember tne mailing deadlines before December 13th for out-of-town. before December 17th for in-town. Canada Post Posies Canada SUPER BARGAINS 6 P.M. TO 9 P.M. Mandarin Oranges Sweet juicy oranges for the holiday season. The original Japanese oranges with not less than 30 per carton. BOX Cigarettes Choose from either Regular or King Size in the Filter tip or plain. Most popular brands. Limit of 3 cartons per customer. CARTON Universal Xmas Tree Lights I Christmas Wrap A set of 14 solid color or mixed colored bulbs. Lighted length approximately Each socket has a built-in- clip for easy mounting. SET i Ladies' Knee Highs Knee hose in dress sheer nylon knit. Reinforced toe and lycra top. One size. Colors of Beige, Spice, Navy and Brown. PAIR Children's Mickey Mouse Watches A sure hit this Christmas, these Mickey Mouse watches come with Chrome colored case and various colors of straps. Large easy to read numbers makes it an ideal first watch. 1 year warranty. Jewellery Dept. EACH (Plaster Casting Kits Contains mould and sufficient plaster to cast 2 adorable figurines. Complete instructions plus paints and glaze for decorating. Choose from 4 subjects at this low price. Five rolls of Christmas paper totalling 200 inches. Assorted patterns and colors. PKG. Noma T Canadian Fir Tree A beautiful T Canadian Fir artificial tree with soft blue green coloring. 147 tips for a full looking tree. Stand included. EACH Snowmobile Helmets Moulded polycarbonate shell with foam fitting and linings. Maple Leaf design. Complete with mounting snaps for face shields. Sizes of small, medium and large. Sporting Goods Dept. EACH Boys'Casual Pants Manufactured of a rugged 100% cotton with an elastic back. Features a smart flare leg styling. Machine washable, they are Canadian made. Assorted plain shades in sizes 7 to 12. Paint Dept. ICO DEPARTMENT STORES wourtuni KIT College Shopping Mall 2025 Mayor Magrath 0. Monday, Tuesday Wadnaaday a.m. to p.m. Thursday A Friday a.m. to p.m. Saturday a.m. to p.m. WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO LIMIT QUANTITIES PAIR SATISFACTION GIUMNTfED ;