A Saskatchewan alcoholic with a string of more than 30 criminal convictions has become the second person in his family to be designated a long-term offender this year.
The long-term offender designation is used for people convicted of a serious personal injury offence who are likely to re-offend. They are given special attention in jail and are supervised for up to 10 years after their release.
Maxwell Adrian Goforth, 32, of Regina, was sentenced to seven years in prison for aggravated assault after stabbing a man in the back and leaving him for dead. His previous convictions included:
* Breaking a woman's arms when she refused to drive him home. * Fracturing several bones in a woman's face when she called him a punk. * Jumping on a man's face while wearing cowboy boots.
His brother, Edgar Richard Goforth, was declared a long-term offender in April and given 3