We are all vulnerable…

March 26, 2020  An open letter from - Quebec Carceral Lawyers Covid-19 in Quebec prisons There is no way to practice social distancing in prison, except for solitary confinement, which is a breach of human rights. This open letter from Quebec … [Read more...]

It’s in the jails…

March 24, 2020  Toronto Star – Jim Rankin Toronto South Detention Centre guard receiving care in hospital after COVID-19 test, jail on lockdown The jail is on lockdown until the results of a Covid-19 test on a male guard are available.  … [Read more...]

Terms…

March 20, 2020 (Ed Note: In a recently published work, Zach Norris (We keep Us Safe: Building Secure, Just and Inclusive Communities: Beacon Press, Boston, Mass, 2020) offers two appropriate thoughts as a perspective of community safety.  One, … [Read more...]

What makes us safe?

March 17, 2020 – (Ed Note: No one can make light of the real suffering from the Coronavirus problem but the spreading Cofid-19 virus may also invite us to rethink what makes us safe. Perhaps because there is now self-interest for us all, … [Read more...]

Shelters…

Mar 10, 2020 CBC News - Tara Carman   Women, children turned away from shelters in Canada almost 19,000 times a month    Shelters in Canada are suffering drastic funding losses and the result is that when women and children are forced to flee … [Read more...]

Oversight…

March 4, 2020 OPCAT and Office of the Correctional Investigator (Corrections Canada) The Argument for External Oversight of Federal Prisons – The New OCI Annual Report The Correctional Investigator is again urging the adoption of external … [Read more...]

Hurry up!

Feb 29, 2020 Toronto Star - Warren (Smokey) Thomas, Contributor and president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Ford hires U.S. firm to push Ontarians off welfare A hit team against the poor and vulnerable? A US company will get paid … [Read more...]

Prisons – No one safe…

Feb. 22, 2020 The Marshall Project - Joseph Neff and Alysia Santo Mississippi Prisons: No One's Safe, Not Even the Guards - Too many prisoners, too few officers leads to violence. The reputation of prisons in Mississippi leaves nothing to the … [Read more...]

Religious guns…

Feb. 19, 2020  Washington Post (US) - Reis Thebault Too small to hire guards, too worried to go gun-free, community churches are now arming themselves The curious link between religion and politics have never been so blatantly juxtaposed as in … [Read more...]

RJ Practitioners…

 Feb 4, 2020   National Employment Position for Senior RJ Practitioners: National Defence is looking for Senior Restorative Practitioners across Canada to be part of the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre’s Restorative Engagement … [Read more...]