Getting old in jail…

July 20, 2018 Globe and Mail – Sandra Martin Even behind bars, aging prisoners deserve proper health care Martin says that 25% of federal inmates are aged 50 or more and most of them serving lengthy sentences.   She also suggests that health … [Read more...]

A mandatory twist …

April 19, 2016 Globe and Mail – Shannon Kari Convicted of attempted murder, Forcillo fights to serve time at home Forcillo is the Toronto policeman who shot Sammy Yatim on a streetcar.  He was found not guilty of second degree murder but guilty … [Read more...]

Politics and life…

    Mar 12, 2015  Toronto Star – Tonda MacCharles Tories table life-sentence legislation in Commons - The Conservative government has formally introduced its promised Life Means Life Act in the Commons. The legislation is showing the … [Read more...]

After jail, then what?

    Oct. 3, 2014  iPolitics – Steve Sullivan Tough talk on crime is cheap — which is why Conservatives like it  After serving over 20 years for a violent sex crime, Raymond Lee Caissie has been arrested and charged with the murder of … [Read more...]

Young and old income gap…

  Sept. 23, 2014  Toronto Star – Dana Flavelle Income gap grows between young and old: Report   The Conference Board of Canada says that income gaps are appearing between rich and poor but now more so between young and old.  Three decades … [Read more...]

Use of force…

 July 29, 2014  Toronto Star – Patty Winsa Iacobucci use of force report recommends Taser study  Almost a year after the killing of Sammy Yatim by Toronto police, Judge Iacobucci has tabled 17 recommendations for changes in how police … [Read more...]

CBSA

 June 27, 2013  Globe and Mail – Steven Chase Canada looks to put GPS bracelets on more migrants According to testimony before MP’s, the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) has 400-500 people in detention any given day.  It has only … [Read more...]