SHAFAQNA (International Shia News Association)- Amongst the millions of fans watching the Super Bowl this Sunday will be inmates at a maximum security facility in southwestern Ontario.
The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services says a small number of staff at the Southwest Detention Centre in Windsor have agreed to work overtime to allow inmates to watch the game.
Spokesman Greg Flood says an important part of inmate rehabilitation is helping them understand the importance of taking responsibility for their actions.
He says the inmates must follow institutional rules and were well behaved this week.
And he says the “minor cost associated with the extra work is inconsequential compared to the potential benefits of continued positive inmate behaviour.”
The Sunday night game starts at 6:30 p.m., which is past the inmate’s standard lock-up time.