Changes…

May 20, 2020 Business Insider - Thomas Coulson Spain is about to bring in a basic income scheme which the government thinks will 'stay forever' Up to a million poorer families will shortly receive a guaranteed annual income, making Spain the first … [Read more...]

Stumbling blindly…

May 17, 2020 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Halt drug possession charges during pandemic to stem spike in overdose deaths, advocates say Advocates for harm reduction are suggesting that the anxiety around Covid-19 and the attendant limitations on life … [Read more...]

May 10, 2020 – What would Mom say...  (Ed note: We are grateful to the MOMS of Ottawa for this timely and powerful reminder that besides being the centre of family affection moms are also a moral bulwark against our callous and hurtful ways of … [Read more...]

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How long?

April 24, 2020 Policy Options – Pamela Palmater and Senator Kim Pate Prisoners’ death toll will mount without releasing the most vulnerable – Prisoners’ lives are at risk as the virus has the potential to spread like “wildfire.” The Public Safety … [Read more...]

New vision…

April 11, 2020 The Guardian (UK) – The Long Read - Rebecca Solnit 'The impossible has already happened': what coronavirus can teach us about hope The outcome of disasters is not foreordained. It’s a conflict, one that takes place while things … [Read more...]

Prisons endanger us all…

April 10, 2020  Tracking the Politics of Criminalization and Punishment in Canada Go to the link to get a summary document on the number of inmates and prison staff who have gotten Coronavirus to date.  The chart has been prepared by Justin … [Read more...]

Time bomb…

March 29, 2020 (Ed note:  The warnings about prisons as a time bomb have surfaced for some time already in the life of Covid-19.  Can anyone provide any analysis as to why the legal system is so inflexible that even at this stage there is only … [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...]