Monday, September 24, 2007

Let them eat bread!

Bread and water. Isn't that what prison inmates used to be fed? Not in Canada. For breakfast they get a hearty meal of bacon and eggs, toast and jam, milk, cereal, juice and coffee all neatly wrapped up in a special bonus of two thousand Canadian dollars for the convicted Muslim who takes offense to being served bacon. Our criminals are better fed than the nation's poverty-stricken children who must wait in soup lines to eat their one meal a day.

Warning! Don't try this if you are a born and bred Caucasian Canadian!
A Muslim inmate has won $2,000 and a partial human rights victory over a Correctional Service of Canada policy not to replace bacon with a halal diet for Islam-worshiping cons.

Duane David, who is serving time in Kingston's Joyceville Institution for an unknown crime, had complained to the Canadian Human Rights Commission that his rights were being violated as the prison failed to offer a halal replacement for bacon served to inmates with breakfast every Wednesday.

The court heard Muslims are forbidden from eating pork for religious reasons.

A Federal Court of Canada hearing was told the breakfast included three pieces of bacon, two eggs, three slices of toast, jam, ketchup, milk, coffee, juice and cereal.

'REQUEST WAS REFUSED'


"Muslim inmates who follow a halal diet (usually) receive all of these items, except the bacon," Madame Justice Eleanor Dawson was told. "Mr. David had requested a substitute for the three pieces of bacon, but the request was refused by the institution."

Court heard that an internal grievance filed by David for a bacon replacement was denied at all levels and then a complaint was filed to the commission, whose investigator ruled the matter had been properly dealt with.

David appealed the investigator's decision to the federal court, who this month ordered the attorney general to pay David $2,000 for damages and that the commissions' decision be set aside as a new hearing is launched into the matter.

During the grievance hearing, Joyceville's chief of food services said his department didn't have the budget to offer a bacon replacement and another official called for the banning of the food from all Ontario jails.

It seems like all a minority has to do in Canada is to scream "Discrimination!" at the top of their lungs, with a side chorus of "My rights are being violated!" and they will be pandered to by a government who is all too willing to accommodate their "cultural uniqueness".

Thanks Unitas, for letting me know how privileged our inmates have become.

13 comments:

Karin said...

Yup, they do that here too...
Muslim inmates get halal meals and jewish inmates get kosher food...the stupidy of catering to conviced criminals is mind boggeling....

Karin said...

Sorry that should be "CONVICTED" criminals...

318@NICE said...

We have the same exact problems, maybe worse here in the States.

Dave

Karin said...

318...I would say that they are worse here in the good old USA...heck if you are convicted of a crime and sentenced to jail, you get top notch medical care, you can even have a sex change free of charge, you have access to a t.v., computer and all other sorts of goodies...UGH!
I wish they would bring back CHAIN GANGS!!!

paramedicgirl said...

Karin, what, you mean the chain gangs are a thing of the past? Boy, have I been living in the dark ages! ;}

I guess there's truth to the belief that criminals love the comforts of jail so much that they will rob a bank just to get put back behind bars. Heck, it sure beats the comforts of home, doesn't it?

...Sex change operations funded by the tax payers? Are you sure?

Karin said...

Karin, what, you mean the chain gangs are a thing of the past? Boy, have I been living in the dark ages! ;}

You and me both...I think that the only state that still has chain gangs is LA, or one of those other southern states. I think they are a wonderful idea..a real good deterent if you ask me :)

I guess there's truth to the belief that criminals love the comforts of jail so much that they will rob a bank just to get put back behind bars. Heck, it sure beats the comforts of home, doesn't it?

So true...except I kinda like the idea that I dont have to share a shower with "BIG BUBBA" or is it "BIG MAMMA BUELLA" (that is one of the perks of home I would hate to have to give up:)?

...Sex change operations funded by the tax payers? Are you sure?


Oh yeah...I find the article and post it for you.

Karin said...

Oh and did you know that many companies use jail inmates to book airline reservations and take catalog orders?

GASP...look at all the private info a convict has access to while in prison, names, address, credit card numbers etc.

paramedicgirl said...

Oh and did you know that many companies use jail inmates to book airline reservations and take catalog orders?

Karin, eeeek! Is that really true? Next time I book a vacation, I'm going to ask straight out if I'm speaking to a convict!!!

Unitas said...

The sheriff out here, Joe Arpaio, has chain gangs. Conservatives call him a blessing and liberals call him a tyrant because he actually punishes criminals.

They get two meals per day that cost 30 cents each. He banned coffee, weightlifting, adult magazines (I didn't know they were even allowed in the first place), severely limitted the court-mandated cable TV, forces non-english criminals to attend a two-week english class,

Ever hear of Tent City? That's his baby. They live in tents outside in Arizona. (Criminals were continually being released due to overcrowding) When it got over 110 there he said "It's 120 degrees in Iraq and the soldiers are living in tents and they didn't commit any crimes, so shut your mouths"

If he finds any illegals he doesn't hand them over to the feds to be shipped back to mexico. He sticks them in his jail and makes them sing the star spangled banner and "God bless America". Then he deports them.

Karin said...

Karin, eeeek! Is that really true? Next time I book a vacation, I'm going to ask straight out if I'm speaking to a convict!!!


Yes, outsourcing to jails is very common here in the USA.

Unitas..

He soumds WONDERFUL, I wish there where more people like him!!!

Shirley said...

Unitas, can we nominate him for citizen of the year?

Unitas said...

Haha, I wish there were more people like him in America!

He's an honest-to-God real sheriff. Not one of those sheriffs who just act like the local police. This guy is a shoot-from-the-hip-doesn't-take-any-guff sheriff.

I wish he could be citizen of the year! He's had a lot of national exposure, he's on fox news all the time. He's not just famous, he's IN-famous. (a little three amigos quote there :)

Terry Nelson said...

Can you imagine the wonderful benefits a non-Muslim would receive in any Islamic country's prison?