As the search continues for two high-risk sex offenders in Vancouver, we’re learning more about how much it costs taxpayers to keep track of convicts released from prison.
Information provided by the Correctional Service of Canada shows average costs linked to each offender released into the community total more than 34-thousand dollars ($34, 432) a year.
That covers accommodations, community supervision, risk assessment and partnerships with police to ensure public safety.
Earlier this week, arrest warrants were issued for three men in their 40’s who failed to return to their halfway houses.
Richard Thomas Galt is back in custody after he was caught in Abbotsford.
Timothy Daniel Jones and Gerald Richard McLean are still missing.