Police, inmates happy with “Snitches Get Bitches” program

From: Darren D. MacDonald, thenorthbaybay.ca

NORTH BAY — In attempts to gather more information from inmates, North Bay Police Sergeant Jeanette Lawrence has launched a new campaign that will take the nation (and possibly the world) by storm!

“Snitches Get Bitches.”

“The idea is fairly simple. If a prisoner that has information about crimes or prisoners that could be valuable to law enforcement, they will be rewarded with a conjugal visit with the expectation of consensual intercourse,” says Lawrence. “It can be male, female or anything in between. We view this program as very inclusive.”

The idea may seem unusual, but it has started to catch on. The first trial program started in October 2017, and concluded a year later in North Bay. Coupled with the oversight of Lawrence and her task force, the initiative has resulted in nothing by positive results.

North Bay is the first city in Canada to adopt the “Snitches get Bitches” program full time.

Forming the Program

We sat down with the Public Relation Director Scott Friday to talk about what went into forming the program.

“Sergeant Lawrence came to me with the idea,” explains Friday. “Well, an idea. Her idea was to get information from the prisoner, so we had to beef it up. I like serial killer docs, and there’s no shortage of women who throw themselves at these type of men. From there we established the name. We built on the phrase ‘Snitches get Stitches’ and thought we’d make it positive. Subvert expectations.”

“Then we contacted these prisoner groupies and made a mailing list. When we get what we call a ‘Snitch’ we put an email out to what we call a ‘Bitch’. If there’s a match, then they’re off to the races. If not, then we pay someone. Sure prostitution is illegal, but it’s not like Sergeant Lawrence is going to arrest herself.”

“While I am pleased with the results that the program has yielded, I am slightly irked by the name and the phrases. It is unprofessional if I’m being frank. But the name ‘Prisoners Exchanging Information that Is Valuable to Law Enforcement for Consensual Intercourse’ tested very poorly with the focus group.”

There are plans to bring Snitches for Bitches outside the four walls of the prison, but more expansive research still has to happen.

This reporter, for one, is glad about the introduction of the street test and just has to say; I got dirt… Serious dirt.

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