The modern hellhole…

Nov. 30, 2017 Toronto Life - Raizel Robin The $1-Billion Hellhole Ever been to jail?  This place is the last jail one would ever want to go, particularly if not convicted of anything except perhaps risk adverse remand.  Robin is describing the … [Read more...]

Deportation failures…

Nov. 21, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris 15,000 on Canada's deportation list, but some 'un-co-operative' countries won't take their citizens back - Canada Border Services Agency won't name countries, but says 'engagement strategies' are … [Read more...]

Childhood trauma and prison…

Oct 18, 2017 PBS / N.Y. Times (US) – Audra D.S. Burch A Gun to His Head as a Child. In Prison as an Adult. Increasingly researchers are insisting that childhood trauma is not only concomitant with adult imprisonment but is more pointedly the … [Read more...]

Right at home…

Sept 21, 2017 Homelesshub.ca – A Way Home Canada and Canadian Observatory on Homelessness - Stephen Gaetz; Erin Dej; Tim Richter; Melanie Redman A Policy Brief – The State of Homelessness in Canada 2016 Many in advocacy for social justice are … [Read more...]

Apology: LGBT…

Sept 16, 2017 Globe and Mail – John Ibbitson Federal government to announce advisory council for apology to LGBT Canadians The federal government has begun to compose an advisory committee charged with helping government to address the issue of … [Read more...]

Too generous?

Sept 2, 2017  Angus Reid Institute Half of Canadians say their country is ‘too generous’ toward illegal border crossers This survey was prompted by the more than 7,000 claimants crossing the land border from the US into Canada.  Fears that … [Read more...]

Mum the word?

Aug 18, 2017 CBC News Military clergy struggle with directive to report sexual misconduct, documents show The directive appeared first in 2015 and applies to all conversation between a pastor and his/her parishioner in a counselling situation with … [Read more...]

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...]

Three strikes?

Aug 8, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ontario’s top court orders third trial in teardrop tattoo murder case In a most unusual move, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a third trial for murder in the “Tear-drop” case for Warren … [Read more...]

Senators in jails…

June 12, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Senators hope 'landmark' study will help transform Canada's prison system - Committee investigates human rights issues with Indigenous, elderly and mentally ill inmates A senate human rights committee led … [Read more...]