Canada to open prison tattoo parlors

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  1. Casshew

    Casshew Former Member

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    When Todd Matchett went to prison for second-degree murder in 1986, a fellow inmate threaded a guitar string through a Bic pen, attached it to a cassette walkman motor, and tattooed the grim reaper on Matchett's left shoulder.

    Six months away from his release, Matchett may finally see the day when fellow inmates at the Dorchester Penitentiary in New Brunswick, Canada, can get tattoos through legitimate means while serving time.

    From Conception Bay to Medicine Hat, Canadian inmates may be able to safely tattoo themselves as soon as 2005 if a test of onsite prison tattoo parlors this summer proves successful.

    Correctional Services Canada announced the pilot program's launch in March as part of its campaign to combat the wide prevalence of blood-borne diseases in Canadian prisons.

    http://www.courttv.com/news/2004/0503/tattoo_ctv.html
     
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    You Canadians are a little wacky, hey! LOL :)
     
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    Casshew Former Member

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    LOL... we also give out flavored condoms to our prisoners :waitasec: :waitasec:

    I understand the condom part, but why the flavoring? LOL
     
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    No kidding? That's hysterical! That could be a good idea, with AIDS, etc. running rampant.
     
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    the Winnipeg Sun reports that the government of Manitoba "issued a tender on Friday for a two-year supply of flavoured condoms to prisoners in 10 facilities":

    The tender read like an order board at an ice cream parlour for adults. "Condom, lubricated, assorted flavours--strawberry, banana and vanilla--Lifestyles 6811 or approved alternative, no substitutions on quality."

    At first, the Justice Department said thousands of condoms would be required to prevent the spread of diseases behind bars, and fruit flavouring would prove to be more popular. Later in the day, the government had a change of heart. They decided to purchase a smaller amount of condoms--without flavouring.

    But the province's justice minister, Gord Mackintosh, tells the paper he may switch back to the savory sheaths: "If there's clear and convincing evidence this type of condom is an effective part of an AIDS strategy, I'd be ill advised to overrule the health experts and jeopardize the health of Manitobans." What would Manitobans do without health experts?
     
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    Yuck, now I'm completely grossed out! :rolleyes:
     

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