Weekend inmates don't like being detained at courthouse
About 60 people who've been sentenced to weekends in jail are looking longingly towards the Bordeau prison.
They're serving their sentences at the Montreal courthouse because of overcrowding at Bordeaux.
The inmates say the courthouse is not designed for weekend prisoners, it's meant for people who are being detained during their trials, and only during the day.
The inmates all complain of pretty much the same thing: no TV, no showers, no pillows and nowhere to walk.
They also say the lights are kept on at night, they have to sleep on mattresses on the floor and they're not allowed out of their cells at all during their stay.
One inmate tells the Journal de Montreal they know they made mistakes and have to serve their time, but at least the situation at Bordeaux was humane.
Another says a dog is better treated than they are.