Youth solitary…

May 2, 2018 CBC News - Cristina Tucciarone, Ferdouse Asefi and Sebastian di Domenico If we truly want to rehabilitate incarcerated youth, we must stop putting them in solitary confinement Advocates have made some inroads into the use of solitary … [Read more...]

Charities and human rights…

Jan 17, 2018 Policy Options – Brian Bird With the change to Canada Summer Jobs, Trudeau is weaponizing the Charter, forgetting that it is meant to be a shield against the abuse of state power. The Trudeau government in December announced the … [Read more...]

Prison violence…

Dec 12, 2016 Toronto Star – Michael Tutton Sudden surge in prison violence ‘a problem right across’ Canada, experts warn Experts are warning that there has been a noticeable surge in prison violence in prisons, both provincial and federal, … [Read more...]

Alternate funding models…

  Feb. 26, 2014 Ed Note:  Please be aware that I gave an incorrect link for the first article from Professor Anthony Doob’s trilogy in the last communiqué.  For the article entitled Issues related to Harsh Sentences and Mandatory … [Read more...]

Wrong House…

 Nov 3, 2013   CBC News Saskatoon Gang member pleads guilty in Lorry Santos murder case Three members of a gang were sent to Saskatoon from Alberta to kill a defector from the gang but given the wrong address, resulting in the pointless death of … [Read more...]

Endless detention…

Oct. 24, 2013  Toronto Star – Nicholas Keung Canada urged to release migrants in endless detention   There are a variety of reasons why immigrants can not be returned to the country of origin and therefore can not be deported.  For example, … [Read more...]