Dry cell…

Nov 10, 2020 – CBC News - Federal prison investigators press for changes in use of 'dry cells' - Current correctional investigator calls dry cell conditions 'by far the most restrictive imaginable' The controversy over the use of segregation in … [Read more...]

Smart and humane…

Oct. 9, 2020  Toronto Star Editorial (Oct 8, 2020) Governments should heed this smart, humane ruling Justice David Gibson of the Ontario Court of Justice said: ‘No!’  He refused to apply the mandatory minimum sentencing guidelines for six … [Read more...]

New life…

Oct. 7, 2020 CBC News – Meghan Grant 'It gave me back my life': Calgary Drug Treatment Court shows low recidivism rates, cost savings - 76% of grads had no new substantive convictions after graduation Alicia Myles knows what it is like to focus … [Read more...]

Recovery…

Sept 19, 2020 Atkinson Foundation –Armine Yalnizyan, Laurell Ritchie, and Mary Gellatly with input from Colette Murphy, Garima Talwar Kapoor, Morna Ballantyne, Kerry McCuaig, and Nora  Cole Maximizing Potential Framework for Recovery in a Slow … [Read more...]

A Mother’s cry…

Aug. 11, 2020 (Ed Note: The speech below was by Farhat Rehman, a representative of Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) in Ottawa.  Farhat’s son is incarcerated and for almost two decades she and the mothers of other incarcerated children have … [Read more...]

Cures…

June 19, 2020 Canadian Lawyer - Bernise Carolino Dalhousie law school houses the first international restorative justice lab - Lab aims to transform the justice system, safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of Canadians Dalhousie … [Read more...]

Go gently…

June 16, 2020 Globe and Mail - Genesee Keevil Four officers, no weapons, no charges: A Yukon First Nation’s solution for keeping the peace Here’s an article that may inject some fresh thinking into the notion of community policing.  Four … [Read more...]

In Canada, eh…

June 9, 2020 Blogger Desmond Cole Remembering 27 Black, Indigenous, and racialized people killed by Canadian police Canadians have always been sheltered from the impact of police killings of Black and Indigenous people by the frequency and often … [Read more...]

Re-thinking…

April 19, 2020 By-Line Times (UK) – Duncan Campbell The Coronavirus Crisis Will Our COVID-19 Lockdown Make Us think more about Why We Imprison So Many People? Much of our legal system is currently struggling with issues such as whether a jail … [Read more...]

Quo vadis…

Oct 19, 2019 Global TV News – Rachel Brown Conservative platform gets a failing grade, Liberal’s barely passes on poverty and health: report The link provides a comparison between all four national political parties and their stated positions … [Read more...]