Harper is aspiring to be a mini-me to the US in terms of prisons and incarcerations. The US puts more people in jail than anywhere else by far. It’s good for business. Stephen Harper is jealous and feeling that Canada’s not keeping up. So the auditor general is right. Prison overcrowding and the provocation that is will cause riots and higher recidivism rates. Welcome to Harper’s Canada. I don’t feel it’s mine anymore.
For more on this read Nils Christie’s book, Crime Control as Industry. Very informative.