Break free…

March 18, 2021 N.Y. Times – Brian Seibert What It Means to Break Free: A Tale of Detention, Told in Dance - The choreographer Jeremy McQueen’s film “Wild: Act 1” seeks to give voice to young men caught in the criminal justice system. The … [Read more...]

By any other name…

Feb. 28, 2021 Globe and Mail – Robyn Urback There’s only one group of Canadians the government can get away with torturing Dr Anthony Doob and Jane Sprott recently published a report on the status of solitary confinement in Canada and they, … [Read more...]

Charities regs…

Feb 11, 2021 Senator Ratna Omidvar Effective and Accountable Charities Act The legislation is S-222 from the Senate and is designed to update the current CRA provisions governing how charities can pursue their objectives.  Currently limited to … [Read more...]

Second chance…

Sept 10, 2020 Canadian Lawyer – Michael Spratt Ontario’s plan to build new prisons is wrongheaded - We don’t need new jails or bigger jails; we need better and smaller jails, argues Michael Spratt Spratt’s premise is very simple: if you … [Read more...]

She-session…

May 12, 2020 Global News - Erica Alini Welcome to the ‘she-session.’ Why this recession is different The recession is bound to introduce significant changes to our lives and one would hope that we could choose to redress some regressive … [Read more...]

Policing…

Aug 21, 2019    VERA Institute for Justice (US) - S. Rebecca Neusteter, Ram Subramanian, Jennifer Trone, Mawia Khogali, and Cindy Reed Gatekeepers: The Role of Police in Ending Mass Incarceration The reform of the US justice system and the … [Read more...]

Let’s talk…

Feb. 4, 2019 Ottawa Citizen – Joanne Laucius Bell, let's talk about making it easier for inmates to call from jail, say protesters The national Bell Let’s Talk effort is underway and has at its base the notion that the initial step in mental … [Read more...]

End of Solitary?

Oct 17, 2018  CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberals move to end solitary confinement of federal prisoners Bill C-83 is now in draft form and Ralph Goodale is proposing structural intervention units instead of segregation units.  “Under the new … [Read more...]

The struggle with history…

Aug 19, 2018  Toronto Star – Thomas Rohner Video shows officers punching and kicking this Inuk man on three separate occasions. Advocates warn his case is part of a trend This article points to a disturbing increase in unnecessary, and … [Read more...]

Youth sex for sale…

May 11, 2018 Homeless Hub – Debra Schilling Wolfe; Johanna K.P. Greeson; Sarah Wasch; Daniel Treglia Human Trafficking Prevalence and Child Welfare Risk Factors among Homeless Youth: A Multi-City Study Sponsored by Covenant House International, … [Read more...]