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Chris Selley: ‘Self-declared’ Indigenous inmates continue to make a mockery of our prison system – Ottawa Citizen

Newly minted Métis inmates include Casper Ouimet, a senior Hells Angels leader. His Indigenous ancestry is 13 generations old

It has been seven months since we learned of Correctional Service Canada’s jaw-dropping decision to transfer Terri-Lynne McClintic to a zero-security healing lodge for Indigenous women, just eight years into her minimum 25-year sentence for the first-degree murder of eight-year-old Tori Stafford.

Well, OK, not exactly “zero security.” It’s just that actually preventing escapes is not within security staff’s purview — as was helpfully illustrated by inmate Joely Lambourn, who walked away from the facility amidst the controversy.

Remarkably, in the bewildering cavalcade of things that were wrong with her move — which was later reversed after Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale requested (cough, cough) CSC review the matter — the fact that McClintic is almost certainly not in any meaningful sense Indigenous could barely crack the top five.

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