A better profit?…

Aug 11, 2017 The Guardian – Rob Owen Our pioneering project has cut reoffending - and paid a 3% dividend They are called Social Impact Bonds or Sibs and this one is run by a UK trust of which Owen is the CEO.  Their return on investment is 3% … [Read more...]

Health care for inmates…

Mar 13, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White B.C. Health Ministry to take responsibility for inmate health care There has been much frustration and considerable conclusion of the inadequacy of health care delivered to inmates by the correctional … [Read more...]

Home…

Nov 6, 2016 Wellesley Institute – Greg Suttor National Affordable Housing Strategy Submission With widespread community support, the Wellesley Institute has formulated and submitted to the federal government a strategic response to the housing … [Read more...]

Poor enough for legal aid?

June 3, 2016 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Toronto judge halts charges against man until government pays for lawyer Here’s the problem for Superior Court Justice Ian Nordheimer: the threshold for legal aid is too low for the times.  So … [Read more...]

Eleven one day…

April 11, 2016  Toronto Star – Johnathan Forani Attawapiskat in state of emergency following rash of suicide attempts - A state of emergency was declared following a rash of suicide attempts in Attawapiskat First Nation. “People are getting … [Read more...]

Minimums…

    Nov. 9, 2015 CTV News - Michelle Zilio Liberals will review controversial mandatory minimums: justice minister While newly appointed Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is saying the new government will look at the mandatory minimums that … [Read more...]

Looking good, doing poorly…

    Aug 21, 2015 Ottawa Citizen - Lisa Kerr and Anthony N. Doob How the Conservatives have changed crime policy The article by these two fine experts – Kerr a Queen’s law professor and Doob an Emeritus criminologist at U of T - on … [Read more...]

1 in 200…

    June 12, 2015 (Ed note:  In the June 2, 2015 issue of communiqué in an article entitled “Mandela rules” the intro confused the Penal Reform International and the Prison Reform Trust.  It was in fact, Penal Reform International, whose … [Read more...]

Poor health…

      May 9, 2015  CBC News Poverty linked to future high health-care costs - Health effects of poverty far reaching, Canadian researchers find Health and poverty researchers both have long suspected a vital connection between the two.  … [Read more...]

Rights of Aboriginal kids…

    April 28, 2015  Toronto Star Editorial (April 28, 2015) First Nations kids deserve the same protection as others  Much controversy surrounded the decision of Ontario Justice Gethin Edward to allow Aboriginal tradition healing to replace … [Read more...]