November 06, 2016

“Restorative” justice for two-time murderer means NO justice for victims

David MenziesMission Specialist

I always thought the prime directive of a prison warden was to ensure the bad guys were kept behind bars. I never thought I’d see a social justice minded prison warden going to bat for a murderer though.

In a shocking story, a prison warden recently overruled the Parole Board of Canada, and released two-time killer Greg Ashford on temporary passes into the community for the first time, apparently with few restrictions.

The brother of one of Ashford’s Toronto victims is understandably outraged, noting Ashford is a man who preyed on women and will soon be free to pick up where he left off.

Described as someone filled with rage against women, he killed two women in 1985, and has since been questioned by police about killing a third.

Despite this, the Dorchester Penitentiary Warden released him on 20 temporary absence passes, eliminating the parole board’s condition to “immediately report all intimate sexual and non-sexual relationships and friendships with females to your parole supervisor.”

Why would a warden go to bat for a murderer while turning a blind eye to what’s good for society at large?

Some suggest it’s part of that “restorative justice” Justin Trudeau and his ilk like to champion.

If this is the case, shame on all of them.

Where is the “restorative justice” for the two murdered women and any future victims of Greg Ashford?

You must be logged in to comment. Click here to log in.
commented 2016-11-08 00:15:58 -0500
And yet a young man was kept in solitary confinement for years?
commented 2016-11-07 02:04:22 -0500
Restorative justice may not be a bad idea if somebody commited a minor crime, such as vandalism or public urination. But for something such as serial murder, the criminal should not have any chance at redemption.
commented 2016-11-06 21:26:22 -0500
With some of the horrendous decisions being made by the so called justice system, parole boards and penal systems, especially knowing the terrible criminal past of some of these A-holes, it makes one wonder if there are some kind of monetary funds being exchanged for these ridiculous decisions.
commented 2016-11-06 21:18:50 -0500
Drew… I am a firm believer in capital punishment and capital punishment that is executed swiftly. When I was making my remark that capital punishment wasn’t a deterrent I don’t really care if it is or if it isn’t as again I will say it is “JUSTICE.”.!!

I found your analogy darkly humorous about urinating on an 81’s ride.
commented 2016-11-06 20:23:23 -0500
This is what criminal justice looks like in Canada today, very unfortunate & the majority of judges are all left wing, so you get a bunch of bleeding hearts & this is what you get. Watch if this s.o.b. doesn’t offend again.
commented 2016-11-06 18:58:34 -0500
Leviticus if someone tells you that threat of death is no deterrent then tell them to go the local Hell’s Angels clubhouse and urinate on their bikes and start slapping them as they come out.
commented 2016-11-06 18:56:12 -0500
Mongrel shoot , shovel and shut up sounds like a good way to deal with this.
Evelyn Cooper it seems many people run the country these days , elected or not. Judges ignore and make laws , RCMP makes laws, HRC rescinds and denies our freedoms, now Wardens let scum out.
What the hell is going on?
commented 2016-11-06 17:49:41 -0500
I believe that once, when we were a more civilized and morally integral society, we executed such human scum.
commented 2016-11-06 17:39:38 -0500
The Liberal format for what they do in parliament is pretty simple to understand: reverse whatever policies were initiated by Harper. If Harper wanted to get tough on crime, then the Liberal policy is to get soft on crime.
commented 2016-11-06 15:06:57 -0500
Or has David forgotten the 5Ws he learned at Ryerson Journalism school?…
commented 2016-11-06 15:05:35 -0500
Once again the feckless idiot at the centre of this piece, i.e. the prison warden – is not named!… Name him, name him, name him!… Or was it a “her”?… Anyway, anytime The Rebel runs a story about stupid judges, politicians, or wardens, they should be named, otherwise they cannot be shamed by the rest of society…
commented 2016-11-06 15:03:03 -0500
A prison warden is a civil servant and should be able to present the prisoner’s history while in prison.
That’s it. Something is missing here.
If you’re right. a 2 time murderer, should never ever walk a sidewalk in a city again.
End of story
commented 2016-11-06 14:44:59 -0500
This is why we should have never abandoned the death penalty and should bring it back ASAP and follow through with sentencing no later than 30 days after conviction…
I agree with people when they say the death penalty is not a deterrent because it’s not… It’s JUSTICE..!!
commented 2016-11-06 14:44:32 -0500
If this piece of shit hurts a woman, or anyone the warden should shot!
commented 2016-11-06 13:47:18 -0500
If it were my daughter he harmed, I would love to see him get out. Then I would meet out the justice that he really deserved. Even if, a long if, I were caught, it would be worth it.
commented 2016-11-06 13:44:59 -0500
And how is the Warden held accountable? And what do we have a Parole Board for?
commented 2016-11-06 13:31:16 -0500
The Liberals are baaaack!
…and so is their hug-a-thug (in)justice commissariat…
commented 2016-11-06 12:18:48 -0500
“…and released two-time killer Greg Ashford on temporary passes into the community for the first time, apparently with few restrictions.”

Hmmm. Maybe this could be restorative justice for the families of the victims. Buddy boy is out on a pass with little restriction, which likely means little monitoring. Sounds like a good opportunity for the relatives to do a little hunting for a rabid jackal on the loose.
commented 2016-11-06 12:11:19 -0500
Regressive justice and penal system policy has cheapened the value of a human life