Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - November 10, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta
Prison population suddenly explodes OTTAWA Snowed by riling priioa popu- the Canadian peniten- tiary service is reluctantly and temporarily opening up cell blocks in toe elderly Ont. and St. Vincent de penitentiaries. Hie service also is taking other steps as it attempts to drain off some of the over- crowdinf in the country's maximum security in- stitutions where tension has been reported. The steps include chancing a show-piece institution near Victoria into a medium- security prison. In announcing the steps in an interview Peniten- tiaries Commissioner Paul Faguy said they were forced by a IS-percent rise In prison population to in the year ended last week. He reiterated past statements from service of- ficials and Solicitor-General Warren Allmand that the prison population suddenly started to explode this year. Questions on the service's Face extradition Frank Cotrom and Guido Orsini were ar- rested in Montreal and are being held on extradition warrants at the request of U.S. officials. The hand- cuffed pair have been charged in New York in con- nection with importation of million in cocaine from South America. plans resulted from an Item la supplementary estimates tabled In the Commons this week calling for an additional 119 million for the general's department MORE SECURITY NEEDED Much of this money is topay for new 3M plus in- creased security at medium- security prisons such as addi- tional fencing and guard tow- ers. lUaewSre announced by Solicitor-General Allmand recently. But other requirements in the estimates were for renovation of some of the Kingston and St. Vincent de Paul cell blocks. Kingston and St. Vincent were virtually closed to prisoners with the opening of new maximum-security prisons at Collins in the Kingston and Archam- bault in the Montreal area. Kingston was used as a re- gional reception a place prisoners are sent in ad- vance of being sent to medium-pr minimum-security prisons in the area. St. Vincent and Kingston had psychiatric un- its. But now Mr. Faguy an- nounced these cells will be opened at Kingston cells will be opened at St. Vincent. William Head prison in Victoria will be upgraded to medium security from min- imum security. camps will be or have been opened in British Alberta and Saskatchewan to drain off prisoners from other in- stitutions. Mr. Faguy implied that more medium-security facilities will be added in British Columbia and Saskatchewan to cope with a shuffling of prisoners to overcome crowding at max- imum-security prisons In those provinces. The opening of the large number of cells at St along with such rehabilitative necessities as machine will add 980 Quebec maximum security cells to the 439 in the new Archambault prison. Mr. Aiinmtrf has already announced the shuffling of prisoners out of B.C. peniten- tiary at New Westminster to other prisons across the province and the country. Mr. Faguy said the New Westminster population now is down to about slightly below from 601 not long ago. He explained that at the be- ginning of this year the popu- lation started to rise at a rate of one per cent a month. This situation is thought to be the result of a clamp-down on paroles and the giving of longer sentences by judges. Because of the only moderate rise in the pop- Mr. Faguy had accepted the recom- mendations of more than one authority and started planning a new concept in prisons. REDUCED IN SIZE Under this concept there would be smaller institutions in place of the massive piles of INSURANCE LIABILITY BONDS AUTO FIRE ROSSITER AGENCIES LTD Established 1911 Floor 517 4th An. S. 327-1541 bricka that have been built over tat yean. Hie service itill is com- mitted to the new-concept idea. 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Alan 30-year-old lec- continued the much- vaunted Liberal revival with a razor-thin victory in Berwick- Canada's UN bill jacked up UNITED NATIONS The General .Assembly Friday slashed the United States share of the United Nations' regular budget to 25 per cent from and reduced the minimum assessment of the poorest members to 0.02 per cent from 0.04 Approving without dissent recommendations from its budgetary the 135- nation body increased assess- ments levied on 12 member including Japan and and fixed West Ger- many's dues at 7.10 per cent. Canada's assessment was raised to 3.18 per cent from 3.08. Britain and France both had their assessments Britain's to 5.31 per cent from and Prance's to 5.86 per cent from 6.00. The Assembly action repre- sented the culmination of the campaign launched by the United States at last year's session in protest against what Washington said was an excessive allocation of UN costs. The new effective with the 1974 is ex- pected also to influence a Future decision on issessments to pay for the UN Emergency Force in the Mid- lie East. The seven biggest contrib- itors now will the United the Soviet Union down from 14.18 per Japan per up ram 5.40 per West Ger- China per up from 4.00 per ind Britain. Seventy members will pay inly 0.02 per cent apiece. he Netherlands and Sweden rill pay higher rates. Assessments are based on TOSS national per- apita income and other fj a formerly solid Conservative seat made va- cant by the resignation of now-notorious Lord Lambton who earlier admitted a liaison with prostitutes. An equally sensational upset came when blonde housewife Margo dedicated to independence for overturned a solid Labor ma- jority in the shipbuilding dis- trict of Glasgow Govan. In other results in the a sort of warm-up for the general election that must come within 17 the Conservatives retained seats in the elegant south- coast resort area of Hove and the prosperous riding of Edin- burgh although in Hove their majority was cut sharply by the Liberals. OIL AN ISSUE The win by Mrs. a glamorous who believes Scotland should be in- dependent to control its econ- omy and shoves the issue of North Sea oil reserves into the forefront. Her party's mam platform has been home rule and the channelling of oil revenues to sen- sitive subjects both big par- ties have sought to avoid. In most com- mentators interpreted the re- sults as reflecting dis- satisfaction with Prime Minister Heath's Conser- vatives and the Labor alter- native. Standing in the 630-seat Commons now Conser- vative Labor Liberal Independent with the non-voting speaker and three committee chairmen ac- counting for the other seats. Mrs. Macdonald got 42-per- cent of the vote compared with only 10 per cent in 1970. Her closest the Labor got 38 per cent and both Conservative and Liberal candidates lost their deposits. PRESSED BY REPORTER In Tory Tim Sain- director of a. famous grocery won despite the spirited challenge from Liberal Des 32-year- old New Zealand journalist. But the Conservative margin of votes in 1970 was slic- ed to After a Berwick Beith was declared the winner Konly 57 votes over Donald owner of a knitwear firm who sought to retain for the Conservatives the seat va- cated by Lord Lambton who resigned in the wake of a call- girl scandal. In Edinburgh Tory Alex Fletcher won with only a Introducing the 1974 Volkswagen. While other car makers are busy taking the wraps off their new model Volkswagen has gone one step further and changed the wraps. From the minute you drive away in your 74 you're covered by our Owner's Security Blanket with Electronic Analysis. 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