The confidence of the population towards the social rehabilitation has been strongly shaken in the wake of the murder of Marylène Lévesque.
VAT News has obtained the testimony of a man who has paid his debt to society after having committed the murder of his wife several years ago. According to him, the killing of Marylène Lévesque could have been avoided.
For Gaston Bourdages, there is no doubt that the rehabilitation of Eustachio Gallese has failed in its process of therapy.
“I believe that in therapy, he has not cleaned his or her perception of the woman”, he explains from the outset.
Sentenced for the manslaughter of his wife, Lorraine Massicotte, in 1989, Bourdages refers to the murder of Chantale Deschesnes, killed violently by Eustachio Gallese in 2004.
In the judgment of the latter, one can read that “entries hateful about the victim have been left on the wall of the room where the aggressor has abandoned.”
“What he has written on this wall, what is that mean? The speaker, the psychologist or criminologist has he been at the bottom of the matter with him? I think it has not been done,” said Mr. Bourdages.
Gaston Bourdages is a proof that social rehabilitation is possible, and yet…
“One can imagine that there will be fewer parole to be granted in the next few months,” thinks David Henry, director general of the Association des Services de parole du Québec.
This event weakened the foundations of the rehabilitation.
“We may think that it is more difficult for ex-prisoners, housing, a job,” says David Henry, who believes that it is still too early to denounce the evaluation of the reintegration potential of Gallese by his case management team.
“He was involved in its correctional process, in the programs, it seemed to be following the normal process. Is it possible that this individual has deceived everyone?” inquired he.
In Canada, 99.5% of people who get a parole does récidiveront not in a violent way during it. Then, the murder of Marylène Lévesque explains it by a problem of the system or shortcomings in a particular case? The answers are always waiting…