Prison Health…

Oct. 26, 2017 Pew Charitable Trust (US) Prison Health Care Costs and Quality - How and why states strive for high-performing systems The Pew Foundation and VERA Institute for Justice together have produced this report looking at the data derived … [Read more...]

Pardon me…

Aug. 21, 2017 Vancouver Sun – Azmairnin Jadavji Court precedents should encourage Canada to act on new pardon legislation The rules around pardon for criminal offences seriously changed in 2012 under the Conservatives, making it both harder and … [Read more...]

Mountie shortage…

Aug 16, 2017 CTV News – Laura Peyton RCMP shortages leave Mounties in 'crisis,' officers say With 20,204 funded positions, Canada’s national police force is experiencing 12.1% vacancy, bringing say both critics and advocates, severe stress and … [Read more...]

Criminalizing mental illness…

May 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Michael Bryant and Graham Brown Judge exposes how we criminalize mental illness The authors, Bryant, a former Ontario Attorney General, and Brown a policy analyst from John Howard, are insistent that the justice system … [Read more...]

Hockey crime…

April 11, 2017 Globe and Mail – Roy MacGregor “The program meant everything to me” The story is about hockey, but also about crime statistics (and consultants), and raise a further question about the use of crime statistics to justify a … [Read more...]

No life for a child…

Sept 23, 2016 Toronto Star – Nicholas Keung Immigration detention 'profoundly harmful' to children: U of T study There are an average of 242 children each year locked down in immigration detention in Canada.  The children live with their mother … [Read more...]

Poverty, homelessness and kids…

Aug. 16, 2016  Toronto Star – Sandro Contenta and Jim Rankin Report shines light on poverty’s role on kids in CAS system Two researchers have a new report casting the spotlight of poverty on the process of child care in Ontario.  The report, … [Read more...]

The dirt principle…

Aug. 5, 2016 Huffington Post – Baz Dreisinger Norway Proves That Treating Prison Inmates as Human Beings Actually Works Here’s the dirt principle laid out in all the contrariness possible.  The author visits a Norway prison and by describing … [Read more...]

Policing

July 29, 2016  Ottawa Citizen – David Matyas and Mark Dance Hunger strike shows the ugly underbelly of how Canada treats migrants  The authors argue that the indefinite detention practiced now in Canada and resulting in the current hunger … [Read more...]

RJ alive!!!

July 28, 2016   Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Conference:  Jennifer Llewellyn - Schulich School of Law Youtube Channel  - A series of 21 videos from the recent International Conference in Nova Scotia, facilitated by Dalhousie and the Schulich … [Read more...]