Terry-Lynne McClintic, the woman convicted in the brutal murder of eight year old Tori Stafford, has been transferred back to a medium-security prison after her controversial move to an Indigenous healing lodge back in December.
Rodney Stafford, father of Tori, made the news public on his Facebook page this morning.
Correctional Services confirms that the transfer happened Wednesday night
Stafford said he received a call from Correctional Services Canada this morning letting him know that McClintic was transferred to a prison in Edmonton on Wednesday night.
“I’m ecstatic, it’s a great feeling to know that justice is going to be served” Stafford told CP24 by phone today.
The 28 year old McClintic plead guilty in 2010 for her role in the kidnapping, rape and murder of eight-year-old Tori Stafford.
Michael Rafferty, the former boyfriend of McClintic, was also convicted in 2012 of the murder of Tori Stafford. He is currently serving a life sentence.
The eight year old girl was lured into a Rafferty’s car by McClintic right outside of her school in Woodstock, ON before being abducted, raped and killed with a hammer.
Goodale announces new changes to policies dealing with female inmates
Yesterday, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale announced new changes to policies dealing with female inmates.
The new rules raise the bar for federal prisoners requesting a move to lower security facilities, and prevent inmates serving lengthy sentences from transferring to healing lodges until they reach the “preparation for release” stage.
The rules went into effect yesterday.
These changes also allow for more communication between the victims and their families – something Stafford is grateful for.
“It feels great. It’s really great knowing that somebody starting out with one single voice can make a difference,” he said.
“I’m really at a loss for words. I’m so happy. Thank you, Canada.”