Still solitary…

Aug 28, 2020 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Federal, Ontario governments under fire for handling of solitary confinement Court rulings have found the solitary practices in Canada’s prisons unconstitutional but prison and human right advocates are … [Read more...]

Equal Justice…

Aug. 26, 2020 Lawyer’s Daily – Kendra Landry COVID-19 is modernizing courtrooms — but for whom? Landry points out that the technology lag in the courts is being addressed because of the backlog and associated problems but wonders who is the … [Read more...]

Drug laws?

Aug 23, 2020 CBC News – Catherine Tunney Federal prosecutors told to avoid drug possession charges when possible in new directive - Charges should be sought only in 'most serious cases,' says director of public prosecutions The federal … [Read more...]

Think big!

Aug 21, 2020 N.Y. Times – John Roman Why Criminal Justice Reform Needs to Think Big - There are too many police officers in the US. We need patient, tolerant, unbiased, hard-headed, soft-hearted cops. But we only need a few. This article may be … [Read more...]

Policing costs…

Aug 19, 2020 Toronto Star - Moya Teklu The high cost of anti-Black racism and policing The side of the defunding the police argument not heard yet from advocates or defenders is the question whether there is a cost involved in a specific racist … [Read more...]

Childhood trauma…

Aug 16, 2020 Royal Gazette (Bermuda) – Victoria Greening Kindness in court: a novel approach The concern comes from the realization that childhood trauma is a major factor in children winding up in prison.  An approach called adverse childhood … [Read more...]

Changing moments…

Aug. 12, 2020 Ottawa Citizen – Randall Denley Carleton criminology profs want to end student internships with police, citing racial bias - This move must be quite pleasing to the faculty, but what about the students who would normally benefit … [Read more...]

A Mother’s cry…

Aug. 11, 2020 (Ed Note: The speech below was by Farhat Rehman, a representative of Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) in Ottawa.  Farhat’s son is incarcerated and for almost two decades she and the mothers of other incarcerated children have … [Read more...]

Policy may help…

Aug. 7, 2020 Edmonton Journal - Lauren Boothby Illicit drugs readily available at Edmonton Max, but drug treatment withheld: prison justice society John Howard Society reminds us that illicit drugs are readily available inside the prison, even … [Read more...]

Cover-up?

Aug. 4, 2020  Toronto Now – Enzo DiMatteo Op-ed: Nova Scotia mass shooting smells like a cover-up - The feds have finally called a public inquiry but the RCMP's handling of the investigation looks more like a whitewash with each new revelation … [Read more...]