Death in custody…

Dec 16, 2020  CBC News – Shanifar Nasser Jail guards violated use-of-force policies in fatal restraint of Soleiman Faqiri, court documents suggest - Fired sergeant acknowledges combination of tactics posed ‘triple threat’ in cutting off air … [Read more...]

Fixing…

Dec 10, 2020 Senate of Canada – Sponsor Senator Kim Pate S-207 An Act to amend the Criminal Code (Independence of the judiciary) The bill has already passed first reading and the second reading is scheduled to start today.  The Bill aims at … [Read more...]

Remedy…

Dec 7, 2020  Ottawa Citizen – Gary Dimmock No system in place to inform Ottawa police officers if judge rules they've violated someone's charter rights: court - "How are officers to learn and uphold charter-protected rights without a system in … [Read more...]

Women in solitary…

Nov 9, 2020 Refinery29.com - Sabrina Maddeaux The Ugly Truth about Solitary Confinement in Canada’s Women’s Prisons Maddeaux starts with Ashley Smith and her crime of throwing apples at the postman for which she got 14 days that turned into … [Read more...]

What now…

Nov 7, 2020 (Ed note: here are a medley of articles about what is next in politics in the US.  The populist undertow is likely not ending but growing and will look for new breathe.) American Civil Liberties Union - Taylor Pendergrass Criminal … [Read more...]

Reforming police…

Oct 23, 2020   Ottawa Citizen – Jeffrey Monaghan Monaghan: After the Montsion verdict – a need for broader change - Here are three modest steps Ottawa Council and the police service could take to signal a desire for substantive … [Read more...]

Evidence based…

Oct. 15, 2020  The Prosecutor (US) – National Association of District Attorneys 21st Century Prosecutions —Miami-Style Smart Justice By Katherine Fernandez  Rundle - Miami-Dade County State Attorney, Miami (FL) and Stephen K. Talpins - … [Read more...]

Change…

Oct. 12, 2020 Foundations for Social Change (Vancouver, BC) – The New Leaf Project The Foundation, tied to UBC, has acted on a question on all our minds about homelessness:  how does one best help the homeless find housing and food security.  … [Read more...]

New life…

Oct. 7, 2020 CBC News – Meghan Grant 'It gave me back my life': Calgary Drug Treatment Court shows low recidivism rates, cost savings - 76% of grads had no new substantive convictions after graduation Alicia Myles knows what it is like to focus … [Read more...]

Caring in prisons…

Sept 25, 2020  Prince Albert Now (SK) – Nigel Maxwell Frustrated by lack of contract, federal correctional officers stage rallies across the country The federal guards are now two years without a contract and many are unable to get annual leave … [Read more...]