Now, yes, but Mr. Head, when you look at this report, clearly there were a lot of things lacking in your prior plan, and the fact that all of the stuff that we are seeing coming through this.... There are so many in this report, and one is access to correctional programs. Paragraph 3.50 in the Auditor General's report states:
We found that Indigenous offenders started their correctional programs an average of almost five months after their admission into custody.
Often, many offenders were there for a short term, so they never received any of the programs. From what we also saw in the report, the ones who did receive access to these programs were less likely to reoffend once they left.
Isn't that the whole purpose of these programs—that when they do go back into the public, they are less likely to reoffend, because they have received the proper services?