Jail violence…

Aug 21, 2018 Toronto Star – Peter Edwards Coroner’s inquest called into three prison drug deaths The Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre, in London, On, is back in the news as an inquest is scheduled around the drug deaths of three inmates.  … [Read more...]

Prison deaths…

June 6, 2018  CBC News - Hala Ghonaim Families of inmates who died at London, Ont. jail say 'enough is enough' - Thirteen inmates at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre have died in the last decade Families and lawyers in London are upset with … [Read more...]

Travesty…

Jan 8, 2018 Toronto Star – Vicky Mochama Treatment of women in Canadian prisons a human rights travesty The number of women incarcerated is growing at alarming rates, especially Indigenous women (37% over the last ten years without crime rate … [Read more...]

Big data, big brother…

Jan 3, 2018   CBC News – Brett Ruskin Canadian government to search social media using artificial intelligence to predict suicides - Feds to hire company with patented method to identify online trends and predict real-life events This latest … [Read more...]

Love is reconciliation

Oct 23, 2017 Indigenous advocate Cindy Blackstock raises the bar for Canadians and pays tribute to Gord Downie: May he forever sing and dance among the stars reminding us all that love is reconciliation.  John Howard Society of Ontario Record … [Read more...]

Who counts the dead?

Oct. 6, 2017 Ottawa Citizen = David Reevely Ontario's jails can't even count their dead, review finds Former federal correctional investigator Howard Sapers, now an advisor to Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services, has a new version of the old … [Read more...]

More secrets…

Aug 4, 2017  Globe and Mail – Anna Mehler Paperny Canada’s jailhouse secret: Legally innocent prisoners are dying In the last five years 270 people have died in provincial jails, two thirds never having been convicted of any crime: they were … [Read more...]

Prisons gone wrong…

Dec 19, 2016 iPolitics – Michael Harris Prison reform gone wrong - Canada’s corrections system is now the real crime Harris looks at the impact of the tough-on-crime era on the present operations of the federal and provincial prisons and … [Read more...]

MMIW terms…

Aug. 3, 2016 National Newswatch – Kristy Kirkup, Canadian Press Five commissioners to probe missing, murdered indigenous women in Canada The Inquiry into Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women (MMIW) has finalized its terms of reference and … [Read more...]

TRC…

     Dec 16, 2015 CBC News – Susana Mas Truth and Reconciliation final report charts path to 'true reconciliation' Justice Murray Sinclair is hoping for a new era in relationship with Canada’s First Nations.  In releasing the final … [Read more...]