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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - July 21, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 10 THE LETHDRIDGE HERALD Wadntiday, July 21, 1971 Aim at 'humanizing whole prison system' OTTAWA 1CP) Wardens of 32 federal prisons have been di- rected to allow prisoners to elect committees "to improve co operation with manage- ment." The committees of prisoners, elected by secret ballot, will have neither decision-making authority nor administrative power, but are expected to bring about change within the institutions said the announce- ment Tuesday by Solicitor-Gen- eral Jean-Picrrs Goyer. Their primary purpose will be lo "open up better communica- tions between staff and in- mates." They will also make sugges- tions on treatment and training programs, acting as an escape value for the tensions that build up in penitentiaries. Spokesmen here say a raft of directives is going out from Penitentiaries Commissioner Paul Faguy aimed at "humaniz- ing the whole system." They in- volve everything from rules on correspondence to visiting privi- leges. "These are the things they complain an official says of the federal prison- ers, whose frustrations have been vented in several institu- tions in recent months. FEARED ELECTRONIC EYE The most notable disturbance occurred in April at Kingston penitentiary, where guards were held hostage while a com- mittee of prisoners carried grievances outside. One factor said to have led to the Kingston riot was fear among prisoners of the kind of life they would lead when trans- ferred to JEllhaven, a new max- imum security prison 18 miles away. Rumors of round-the- clock surveillance of electronic eyes, which don't exist at Mill- haven, were mentioned. Prison disturbances tradition- ally have been associated with Agnew kept-in-the-dark report is shot down WASHINGTON (Reuter) The While House shot down Tuesday a report that Vice- Citizen protests Irusl fund tax by government LONDON. Ont. (CP) A Woodstock man who wants his sou lo go to college says the government is taxing hirr. on money Ire has invested in a trust fluid. So lie decided to picket Hie London regional of- fice of the department of rev- enue and taxation Monday. Jack Quinn, 41, carried a placard reading "Let's re- name it Robbery Division." He explained that for eight years he's paid into the trust fund each month and says that by now he's paid enough principal into it that the government has begun taxing the interest. This year it cost him In good shape LOS1 ANGELES (AP) Brit- ish adventurers John Fairfax and Sylvia Cook are reported ID good shape 900 miles southwest o[ San Francisco and making an average of 30 miles a day row- ing toward Australia. President Spiro T. Agnew was caught unawares by President Nixon's announcement that he will visit Communist China. White House press secretary Ronald L. Ziegler, asked about the report, said Agnew "is fa- miliar with the foreign policy of the United and added that "the announcement came as no surprise to the vice-presi- dent." Agnew, who is at present vis- iting Spain on a 10-country world tour for Nb.on. has de- clined comment on the forth- coming presidential visit to Pe- king. Ziegler's remarks appeared to observers to indicate that while (lie vice-president knew such a trip was in the offing, he was perhaps not aware when it was to be announced. Observers speculated that this could have been because he was abroad at the time White House adviser Henry A. Kissinger re- turned from Peking with the in- vitation from Chinese Premier Chou En-lai lo Nixon. PHILIP'S THEME LONDON (Reuter) Prince Philip, a frequent critic of Brit- ish industry, warned Monday that Britain is losing out com- mercially to other countries. In an interview with a British busi- ness magazine, he said that in I the past British goods were reli- I able, but now they are not. THE BUSINESS OF TRUTH AND DECEPTION Lie detedon don't lie, Alfred Moser. In facl, his polygraph instru- ment (ells The Truth and Nothing But the Truth and therefore can help many innocsnt people. But not everyone is happy about ihe polygraph and how it works. Find out more this Saturday in Weekend Magazine's report. IN YOUR LETHBRIDGE HERALD WEEKEND MAGAZINE S I FUN FEST" II Come and Whoop-lt-Up at the jl Park Plaza S ferluring 0 I j WHOOP-UP DAYS July 19-24 j Fun Starts at 13 to 1 a.m. fi "Terry and G-regg" In IMPERIAL LOUNGE and "The Point _ of Interest" In Ihi PIRATES COVE 3 CABARET ilARK FlAZAl MOTOR HOTEL and RESTAURANT (Licensed) lOlh Avenue and Mayor Magralh Drive Jj .-.i. n.uiiuv MUM itiujui I Phone 328-2366 ft thfl "little" things, such as an unvaried menu, unexplained changes in routine. "We recognize that commit- tees of prisoners elected by the inmate population can provide a vital communications link be- tween the Inmate body and the prison Mr. Goyer said in a news release. Under Mr. Faguy's directive, effedvie Aug. I, the committees would work with the administra- tion on treatment and training programs, recreation, p r i v i- leges, and community service projects. They would be elected twice a year, the turnover in prison population is high because of re- leases and admissions. Meetings would be once a month, with recommendations and sugges- tions being forwarded to the wardens- The inmate representative would be responsible for inform- ing the group he cell block, for pro- ceedings. And minutes would be tacked on notice boards. Recently the penitentiaries service announced that leisure clothes will be provided for pris- oners and work clothes will be of belter material, with the numbers on the Inside rather than the outside. After the matter was raised in Parliament, Mr. Goyer ordered lliat letters to himself or mem- bers of Parliament from prison- ers no longer be censored by prison officials. Both Mr. Goyer, who became solicitor-general last December, and Mr. Faguy, penitentiaries commissioner since last Sep- tember, have been pushing the program lo "humanize" Ihe prisons, where some rules pre- date Confederation and a sti- fling military atmosphere can still be found. They take cow-killing seriously VANCOUVER (CP) They take cow killing seriously in the ranchland of British Col- umbia's Cariboo country. Too seriously, the B.C. Court of Appeal ruled Tuesday in re- ducing James Matthiew's sen- etnce to six months. Matthiew had been con- victed by a provincial court judge in May at 100 Mile House on a charge that he "did unlawfully and wilfully kill cattle, to wit, a and sentenced to two years less a day. Matthiew, 24, was driving into town one day when he en- countered a herd of cattle on the road. One wouldn't get out of his way so he got out and shot it. Within 48 hours he had been arrested, convicted and sen- tenced. Commenting on the severity of. the sentence, Mr. Justice Angelo Branca said: "Why, they give two years sometimes when a murder charge is reduced to man- slaughter. Did the judge con- sider killing a cow as serious as "Apparently they do up in the said lawyer Patrick Dohm, conducting Matthiew's appeal. The lawyer said Judge S. H. Smele did not order a pre-sen- lence report, which would have shown Matthiew is nor- mally a sleady, reliable fel- low, but had downed 12 bottles of beer that day. Double killer back after getting leave KINGSTON, Ont. (CP) A prisoner serving a life sentence for two murders, who failed to return Monday night to Collins Bay penitentiary after being granted a three-day leave, re- turned t'o the prison Tuesday. Prison autliorjties said Milton Frank Sullivan, 41, told them, he missed a bus in Ottawa. The leave Friday to visit relatives in Sudhury, Ont., unescorted, fol- lowed two previous escorted re- leases. Convicted in I960 ot the shoot- ing deaths of Elmer and Doreen MeAuley of Foleyct, Ont, he originally was sentenced to be hanged but sentence was com- muted to life imprisonment on the evidence that he had been drinking heavily at the time of the crime. It is estimated that 350 State of Kentucky employees out of hold two jobs. CARPET and LINO (Complete InstollalionsO Fret Eitimatesl No Obligation! PHONE 327-8578 CAPITOL FURNITURE "The Carpet House of the South" Medicine Hat-Macleod road ditches labelled dirtiest CALGAEY (CP) Alberta appears to have champion dit- ches when it comes to how bad- ly they are littered, say three students from Dalhousie Uni- versity in Halifax. Norval Dunfee, Peter Under- wood and John Grace started In Eastern Canada earlier this year and moved west taking surveys of the amount of litter in ditches. They reached Alberta July 15 and have since taken 13 sam- ples along one tenth mile stretches of Highway 3 between Medicine Hat and Fort Mac- leod. One of the samples contain- ed pieces of garbage, or pieces along a mile which made it the dirtiest stretch of road they encountered. They plan to sample tlie Ut- ter problerr on other Alberta roads and present their find- tags to Highways Minister GOT. don Taylor. Trudeau to four OTTAWA (CP) Prime Min- ister Trudeau will visit Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland during re- gional tour- July 30-Aug. 10. his office said Tuesday. Details are still being ar- ranged. THINGS to make things EASIER HERE A3E SOME OF THE ITEMS AVAILABLE: Air Compressors, Air Conditioners, Air Mallresies, Roll- away Cots, Vrbralor Belt, Bicycles, Bolt Cullers, Car Slandl, Car Top Carrier, Cement Mixers, Stacking Chairs; Urns, Crow Bars, Dishes, Drills, Exercise Bike, Flame Thrower, Glassware, Hammer Drill, Appliance Trucks, Hedge Trim- hers. 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