Always the children…

Sept 17, 2020 Welcome to Diana's Place, Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa's new Child and Family Centre Program! Zoe West from Elizabeth Fry is offering a virtual (electronic) tour of their new Child and Family Centre program. She also showed us … [Read more...]

Lawsuit…

May 14, 2020 HuffPost (Canada) – Samantha Beattie Government Taken to Court Over ‘Cruel’ Treatment of Prisoners during COVID-19 Pandemic - Human rights groups demand Correctional Service Canada release prisoners amid the COVID-19 crisis. A … [Read more...]

Stagnant…

April 17, 2020 Government of Canada COVID-19 and the Parole Board of Canada The statement (April 15, 2020) by the National Parole Board lays out the current considerations around the pandemic Covid-19 and the various parties to the consideration … [Read more...]

More than sentence…

April 4, 2020 Tracking the Politics of Criminalization and Punishment in Canada (TPCP Canada) - Souheil Benslimane and Justin Piché Open letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Public Safety Minister Bill Blair, Immigration, Refugees and … [Read more...]

New rules…

Dec 27, 2019 The Lawyer’s Daily – Christopher Guly Dismissal of all charges in Boyle criminal trial included numerous ‘first-time-in-Canada rulings’ The strange story of Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, former hostages held for five years … [Read more...]

Grim picture…

Dec 12, 2019 CBC News - Sofia Rodriguez Auditor General paints grim picture of Ontario's jails Ontario's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is painting a picture of the Ontario jails that sums up critics’ concerns for some time now: Over-crowding, … [Read more...]

The struggle with history…

Aug 19, 2018  Toronto Star – Thomas Rohner Video shows officers punching and kicking this Inuk man on three separate occasions. Advocates warn his case is part of a trend This article points to a disturbing increase in unnecessary, and … [Read more...]

Zero homelessness…

June 11, 2018 New York Times (US) – David Bornstein A Growing Drive to Get Homelessness to Zero Nine US communities have reached “functional zero” around homeless veterans and chronically homeless persons.  Rockford, Illinois, is the first … [Read more...]

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...]