March 08, 2016

Killer serving life sentence enjoys 'resort' prison in BC with tennis court, theatre, grocery delivery and scenic views of mountains

StaffRebel Columnist

A mother of murdered Calgary woman says her daughter's killer is living in luxury.

Last week, Pam Novak traveled attended the first parole hearing for Vuong Minh Vu in Victoria.

Vu strangled Novak's 18-year-old daughter Stephanie in her own home after the two had broken up in 2007.

According to the Calgary Sun, Vu wasn’t granted day parole, but Novak was shocked by the minimum-security institution where Vu is serving a life sentence for second-degree murder.

The report says the 'prison' features a tennis court, theatre program and beautiful views of the mountains and ocean.

In addition, inmates can wear their own clothes, live in townhouses where they can order groceries and cook their own meals.

“He’s in an absolutely beautiful location for a prison. It’s appalling,” Novak said. “It’s outside Victoria on the island, right on the banks with beautiful views out to the ocean.”

“I was stunned. I don’t know how you put a murderer there,” Novak told the Sun.

Novak that that if the 'prison' was a resort, she probably couldn't afford to go there.

Vu was denied his request for day parole, but he was given approval to temporarily leave the institution on escorted passes to do volunteer work.

“I’m awfully glad he didn’t get day parole. I wish he hadn’t gotten anything,” Novak said.

Vu will most likely reapply for day parole in a year – the next time he is allowed to apply.

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commented 2016-03-09 01:07:15 -0500
ken martinson commented 3 hours ago

I think it is – but isn’t it odd that the Military Site is ID’d (need to zoom right in and scroll around – to have ID show) and yet a prison wouldn’t be shown? It appears to be a prison up away from shore from Military site? Google does censor certain sites – some for good reason ie Nuclear sites etc. BUT (how can pinning a Military site be good??). There are huge gas & oil plants ID’d by Google – which I think is a bit on the absurd side – seeing as they would be horrendous targets! Hmmm?
commented 2016-03-09 00:40:58 -0500
+Peter Netterville proof that an incompetent government can undo in 4 months what took 9 years to achieve.
commented 2016-03-09 00:37:06 -0500
+Jan G you are absolutely right; after all, it seems that here in Canada convicted criminals get better treatment than old-age pensioners…..
commented 2016-03-08 18:25:48 -0500
Maybe our seniors should commit some heinous crime and get a townhouse with food instead of relying on food banks and living alone in single rooms in dumpy buildings.
commented 2016-03-08 18:23:35 -0500
Wait till Justin builds special prisons for Muslims. Hilton Hotel, prisoners must be in there quarters by 11pm and no small boys overnight.
commented 2016-03-08 17:42:13 -0500
Convicted murderer living in luxury? No real surprise there.

The left are obsessively focused the supposed rehabilitation of the criminal while ignoring the victims. It really pays to be a criminal in Canada, especially under a Liberal government.

I wonder how long it will be before the Truedope reverses the minimum sentences introduced by the Conservatives.
commented 2016-03-08 17:06:54 -0500
Ottawa, nothing but politicians, special interest groups, lobbyists, former Liberal hacks and over-paid uncivil servants. It’s a total wasteland.
commented 2016-03-08 16:58:48 -0500
Robert – thanks, I knew he was in ON somewhere. Now I know why Ottawa is on the road to hell.
commented 2016-03-08 16:55:39 -0500
and who says crime doesn’t pay?. we get treated more like criminals as average citizens than real criminals do. if there ever was a need for vigilante justice this would be it.
commented 2016-03-08 16:21:12 -0500
These prisons should be located 400 feet under the earth.
And bring back the death penalty.
It’s the only humane consequence for those who kill others.
Every breath a killer takes is an injustice to those whose breath of life was removed from them.

commented 2016-03-08 16:18:34 -0500
Deborah it seems Allan Rock is the President of the University of Ottawa.
commented 2016-03-08 16:07:46 -0500
My heart breaks for the Novak’s, as I too have lost my only child in an evil murder.
It is disgusting how criminals are treated more like royalty in Canada.
There are homeless seniors and hungry kids in Canada… why are our tax dollars going to “facilitate” murderers? Just check out the link below…
commented 2016-03-08 14:36:03 -0500
It was that liberal idiot Allan Rock that brought in the gun registry and the poor misunderstood criminal leniency act. He’s still preaching his socialist garbage in a university somewhere in ON.
commented 2016-03-08 14:27:14 -0500
I say ship its inmate population to Atco trailers outside Inuvik and turn this “prison” into a low income seniors retirement village. Better use of resources.
commented 2016-03-08 14:25:54 -0500
Liberal laws designed to enrich the criminal and go easy on them when caught. When caught you’re treated to a better life than the average citizen. The Liberal entitlement sydrom “Poor misunderstood individuals left out” to quote our selfie PM child.
commented 2016-03-08 14:21:50 -0500
Socialist utopia. These socialist pricks actually believe these types of people can be reformed if you huge them enough.

Vu should be shot dead, cremated and dumped down a sewer.
commented 2016-03-08 14:18:35 -0500
Nobody is surprised at this. It seems to be the status quo as far as justice goes in Canada. No doubt he is getting free internet at our expense and all the porn he can handle. The continuing moral decay of a Godless western society.