Police and human rights…

June 9, 2022 Toronto Star – Rachel Mendleson & Steve Buist Police across Canada repeatedly violating citizen rights, Torstar investigation finds The Toronto Star has a series of three articles called ‘Unchartered,’ first running today … [Read more...]

Live bullets…

Jan 28, 2022 – Vice.com (Canada) – Justin Ling ‘They’re Shooting Live Bullets at Us’: Guards Keep Firing Guns at Edmonton’s Federal Prison - Inmates, corrections guards, and advocates tell VICE World News that they’re extremely … [Read more...]

Secondary punishment…

Jan.15, 2022 Washington Post (US) - Lizzie Johnson and William Wan The ethics of a second chance: Pig heart transplant recipient stabbed a man seven times years ago Here’s an excellent introduction to the question of secondary punishments.  … [Read more...]

Reaching…

Dec. 8, 2021 Ottawa Citizen – Jeffrey Bradley, Irvin Waller City of Ottawa must budget for preventative approach to tackling violence - If done properly, evidence-based prevention can reduce serious crime dramatically in the next several years. … [Read more...]

Lingering…

Dec. 6, 2021 CBC News – Sidney King Jury delivers recommendations at inquest into 2015 death of Iqaluit man in Ontario prison After 74 days in solitary at Beaver Creek Institution, Mark King Jeffrey, serving life without parole for 14 years, … [Read more...]

Feeling human…

Oct 22, 2021  Canada: Abuse, Discrimination in Immigration Detention - Thousands Held; Systemic Change Needed Canadians have known for some time now of the difficulty of confronting Corrections Canada, in spite of human rights and court orders, to … [Read more...]

Continuing torture…

Oct 19, 2021 Canadian Bar Association – Stephen Maher Stopping the torture - No one seems capable of getting Corrections Canada to effectively end the use of solitary confinement. Perhaps legal action will work. “…two 2019 appeal court … [Read more...]

Hatred…

May 29, 2021 The Conversation (Queen’s University, Canada) - Izzeldin Abuelaish Why hatred should be considered a contagious disease This commentary is offered in the context of the Palestinian / Jewish conflict but can obviously be … [Read more...]

Unbelievable…

Mar 10, 2021  Globe and Mail – Kristy Kirkup Correctional Service of Canada fails to track employees accused of sexual assault in prisons At least three guards have been charged with sex crimes in recent years at The Nova Institution for … [Read more...]

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...]