In February 2009, Canada's Public Safety Minister and the country's Correctional Service announced a planned closure of all six of the prison farms owned by the people of Canada and operated by CORCAN - the branch of the Correctional Service that operates the farm rehabilitation programs which also provide employment training to inmates. The excellent syndicated Canadian radio show Deconstructing Dinner, which covers the local food movement, detailed all of this in its July 2nd show, and it's a fascinating listen. The proposed closure is a move that's spawned a national grassroots movement to block the action, Save Our Farms. …
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Erik Hoffner works for Orion magazine and is also a freelance photographer and writer.
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