Pay for success…

   Mar 28, 2014  From the National Symposium in Ottawa…  Ottawa Citizen – Don Butler ‘Pay for success’ initiative charts new course for crime prevention - ‘The evidence shows that prison is a miserable failure’   Molly … [Read more...]

A broken systerm…

   Mar 27, 2014  Toronto Star – Catherine Latimer, Executive Director of the John Howard Society of Canada. How long will Ottawa ignore our broken prison system?   Latimer remarks on the failure to act on the recs that came from the … [Read more...]

Angry kids…

   Mar 26, 2014  CBC Doc Zone DEBUT: Angry Kids & Stressed Out Parents  March 27, 2014 at 9PM on CBC  The series starts with the anguished mother of Marc Lépine who later killed 14 women in Montreal.  The question is whether in this … [Read more...]

Unconstitutional sentencing…

   Mar 25, 2014 Canadian Law Times – Charlotte Santry NWT judge takes aim at Truth in Sentencing provisions  Justice Garth Malakoe of the Territorial Court of the Northwest Territories has ruled that the provisions of the Truth in … [Read more...]

Hope in Hell…

   Mar 22, 2014  Kingston Life – Lawrence Scanlan Hope in Hell: Shouldn’t prisons make offenders better, not worse?  Be forewarned that this article may be able to drain you of whatever hope you may have for eventual humane treatment … [Read more...]

Solitary, again!

   Mar 21, 2014  StraightTalk.com (BC) – Travis Lupick Prisoner advocates say coroner’s inquest on solitary deaths missed an opportunity for reform   Mountain Institution (BC) has had three inmate deaths while in solitary in eight … [Read more...]

Criminal background checks…

  Mar 20, 2014  Toronto Star – Jennifer Pagliaro Toronto police criminal-background check backlog puts thousands of jobs and studies in limbo   There are two types of background check involved.  One is simply an indication – a … [Read more...]

Home takeovers

  Mar 19, 2014  Crime Prevention Ottawa New campaign on home takeovers  Crime Prevention Ottawa, together with our community partners, has released a poster and information card to help vulnerable tenants and their neighbours deal with the … [Read more...]

Update from CoSA…

  Mar 18, 2014  From our friends at CoSA – Susan Love Circles of Support & Accountability Update  As many of you have heard, on February 21st CoSA sites across Canada were informed by Correctional Services Canada (CSC) that contracts … [Read more...]

Parole…

  Mar 16, 2014  iPolitics.com  - Steve Sullivan A sloppy attempt at parole system reform   Sullivan, formerly the first federal Ombudsman for Victims of Crime, has some serious reservations about Bill 479, a private member’s bill (MP David … [Read more...]