A campaign to save Canada’s six prison farms is the topic of my Urban Cowboy column this week in the Guelph Mercury. Part of the campaign includes a letter-writing exercise, which appears to have prompted a letter to the editor in today’s edition, speaking specifically about Guelph. The very idea of prison farms is intriguing, and the misconceptions are high…at least I think they are. The union leading the campaign (and maybe the government that wants to close the prisons) needs an education and information platform. People really don’t understand what goes on inside the farms as far as skill-development is concerned, so it’s tough to rally around either their closure, or preservation.