8. It is respectfully submitted that no new machinery will be required to bring into being in the penitentiary service arrangements that will be .equally as effective as the work carried out by the Borstal association. The close liaison presently existing between the remission branch, the department of justice, and the penitentiary service, permits of a facility of close co-operation. The classification board of each Penitentiary, plus the supervisors, if appointed, will have a complete knowledge and appreciation of the life and conduct of a youth while in the penitentiary.
9. The remission branch has full particulars pertaining to the nature of the crime, and of the environment in which the youth lived prior to his conviction.
10. The penitentiary is presently equipped with a staff and facilities to seek out, investigate, and recommend persons who might be approved as adviser, big brother, or friend, to a discharged youth having no suitable home to return to upon release.
11. Existing legislation and clemency practice permit of the release of a convict on licence. The person undertaking to act as guide, philosopher and friend to a released youth would only be called upon to perform those functions during the period for which the licence is granted.
12. There would be no difficulty in arranging for close co-operation between the remission branch, and the selected persons referred to, either direct or through the warden of a penitentiary.
13. Nothing is here proposed which would in any way affect the authority of the crown, or alter existing clemency practice.