Letter: Prison as an economic boon

Who would have thought that we would see prisons as places as incarceration as well as an economic boon?

With so much negative news in the media my heart soared when I read the front page (Western News, Oct. 12) headline Prison an ‘economic boon.’

Who would have thought that we would see prisons as places as incarceration as well as an economic boon?

No more concerns about off shore investment in B.C. real estate, just build prisons. Oh, and there are apparently competitions among correctional centres as I read that “the correctional centre is he biggest in the province, beating out the Surrey Pre-trial.”

Imagine my incredulity when I read “that the province expects public tours later this month to be busy, encouraging those interested to put their names in early.” Wow! Just like making reservations in a provincial park. I respectfully suggest that we combine all the above in public tours once the prison is at full capacity. This is not a new concept, zoos have done this for years.

Laurie Rockwell

Summerland