Feet in prison…

April 20, 2019 Vatican News – Dennis Watkins Pope washes inmates' feet at Mass of Lord’s Supper In a tradition Holy Week gesture of solidarity and reconciliation, Pope Francis this week visited Velletri Prison, just outside Rome to celebrate … [Read more...]

To be free…

April 15, 2019 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Supreme Court grants federal prisons reprieve on 15-day solitary-confinement cap Just a few days ago, the Ontario Court of Appeal ordered recompense for inmates in solitary and ordered a limit of 15 … [Read more...]

Who will answer…

April 12, 2019 Office of the Auditor General (Report 5, Sept 15, 2017) Preparing Women Offenders for Release—Correctional Service Canada This report is somewhat dated – almost two years now, covering 2014-2017– but still very helpful in … [Read more...]

Recompense for solitary…

April 6, 2019 Toronto Star – Editorial (April 1, 2019) Ottawa now has even more reasons to fix solitary confinement The Star comments on the latest court ruling that limits the Correctional Services to a max of 15 days.  But the Court of Appeal … [Read more...]

Special

Mar 31, 2019  60 Minutes to Feature Success of Vera’s Restoring Promise Initiative at Repurposing a Maximum Security Prison Unit - CBS 60 Minutes - Sunday, March 31 at 7PM EST German-style prison rehab leads inmate to college basketball team and … [Read more...]

Reparations…

Mar 14, 2019 Manchester Guardian (US Desk, UK) – Peter C. Baker In Chicago, reparations aren’t just an idea. They’re the law This is another striking long read from the Guardian; perhaps the story is too bold to be told by the US media.  … [Read more...]

Two sides of honor…

Mar 7, 2019 Toronto Star - Tanya Talaga The rightful honouring of Ed Metatawabin by a two-sided Canada Here is a rather pointed contrast and equally pointed explanation why there remains obstacles to the resolution of the Indigenous residential … [Read more...]

Aging and dying in prison…

Mar 4, 2019 Office of the Correctional Investigator Aging and Dying in Prison: An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Individuals in Federal Custody Here is a scathing indictment about how Correctional Services Canada is treating older and … [Read more...]

Abused in jail…

Feb 28, 2019 CBC News – Samantha Craggs Half of Canada's prisoners were abused as children, McMaster study suggests This report supplements a truth etching its way in the US penology literature: namely that a considerable number of incarcerated … [Read more...]

Wilson-Reybould quits cabinet…

Feb 14, 2019   Jody Wilson-Raybould “With a heavy heart I have submitted my letter of resignation to the Prime Minister as a member of Cabinet. Please read my full letter:”  … [Read more...]