Correctional Service Canada will be handing out free needles to intravenous drug users inside two Canadian prisons starting in June.
The needle exchange program will eventually expand to federal prisons all across the country.
Hard time in the big house used to mean three square meals and a cot, but now it means all of those things plus all the hypodermics you can stick in your arm.
Phase 1 of the program begins with the Atlantic Institution for men in Renous, New Brunswick, and a women's facility, the Grand Valley Institution in Kitchener, Ontario.
Done under the auspices of harm reduction, Correctional Service Canada says the lack of clean needles in jail is putting inmates at risk of blood borne illnesses like HIV and Hepatitis when they use their illegal smuggled drugs.
What's next? Giving the prisoners knives so they don’t have to turn their toothbrushes into shivs as part of a commitment to inmate dental health? Why not give them wine too, so they don’t have to percolate pruno in their toilets?
Watch as I examine where this crazy idea came from and where inmates are getting their contraband.
Instead of spending money to help inmates avoid the rehabilitation part of prison – the part the Left tells us is so important - wouldn’t it be more compassionate to ensure prisons are safe for everyone?
And that means getting dangerous drugs out of our prisons altogether.