Just when Canadians thought news on the Tori Stafford case couldn’t get any worse, news broke today that Michael Rafferty has now been moved to a medium-security facility from a maximum-security prison.
Michael Rafferty, along with Terri-Lynne McClintic, who was recently in the news after she was controversially moved to a "healing lodge", murdered eight-year-old Tori Safford in 2009 and are both serving life sentences with no chance of parole.
Rafferty was originally placed in a maximum-security prison, with no chance of parole before being transferred to a medium-security prison today. Public Safety Minister, Ralph Goodale, has commented about the issue after an outreach of comments, “I will examine the facts of this case to ensure that all the proper rules and procedures have been followed and that Canadians are safe,”.
Today, Tori Stafford’s father, Rodney Stafford, reached out over Facebook to announce the transfer of Rafferty which he learned about early Monday morning from the Correctional Service Canada.
Since his post, Canadians who stand with Rodney Stafford are reaching out to express their anger and frustration through Twitter.
This is COMPLETELY OUTRAGEOUS! There is NOTHING that this person could say or do to move him out of a maximum-security institution. You better believe that if Tori Stafford was the child of someone in Corrections Canada, Rafferty would NEVER see the light of day! https://t.co/v9ilnkZSSa— Patrick McCauley (@maple_leaf_man) December 10, 2018
Twitter users and Canadians have stood with Rodney since the transfer of Terri-Lynne McClintic to Okimah Ohci Healing Lodge. The healing lodge incident caused such controversy and protests that she was eventually transferred back. Twitter users are already starting to raise the same uprising with this issue as well.
#cdnpoli OMG! So the whole time Tori Stafford's dad was fighting to get one of her murderers put back behind bars, the other one had already been moved to a medium security prison by Corrections Canada. And... https://t.co/mMA0EldF9D— CCS Common Sense (@KTVHarris) December 10, 2018
@JustinTrudeau what are you doing about michael rafferty being moved to medium security after raping and killing a little girl? whats happening over there at Corrections Canada???? You need to step in and deal with this. #Disgusted— leafs4life (@ryja03) December 10, 2018
🚨🚨 WOAH!!! Looks like #ToriStaffords male killer, Michael Rafferty, was moved in March to a cushy "institution" as well. If so, he was moved during the hight of the Terri-Lynne McClintic Healing Lodge debacle. #canpoli— ARTY The Elf (@ReduxitSpem) December 10, 2018
Isn't the first steps to being set free being moved from Maximum Security to Medium or less? When Michael Rafferty and his partner in crime are set free and Mr Stafford is charged with killing one or both, please pick me for jury duty.— John Hancock (@FyraEnSex) December 10, 2018
Michael Rafferty 8 year old Tory Stafford's killer just moved to rehabilitation prison.... Protecting Canadians my ass— TheTruthfulMan (@jdeim) December 10, 2018
I’ve read the details of the murder of the lil angel Tori Stafford. Michael Rafferty is a monster and should be locked up in a maximum security jail cell for a very long time!— George K (@geomedia04) December 10, 2018
There was a form that said it was okay for *Michael Rafferty* to leave maximum security and nobody said "Wait, this is a bad idea"? Not one person?— Craig Needles (@NeedlesOnNews) December 10, 2018