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...]

More jail cells…

  July 18, 2014  Penal Field – Justin Piché A Contradictory and Finishing State - Explaining Recent Prison Capacity Expansion in Canada’s Provinces and Territories  A little earlier in the tough-on-crime debates the question of double … [Read more...]

Consecutive sentences…

  Mar 2, 2014  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Push for consecutive mandatory minimum sentences may run afoul of Criminal Code  Consecutive sentences are sentences for multiple convictions that follow each other rather than merge with each … [Read more...]

A tax on broken souls…

  Dec. 10, 2013  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Judges defy order to impose Tories’ victim-services surcharge   Describing fines on impoverished defendants as “a tax on broken souls,” there appears to be a growing resistance to the idea … [Read more...]

Eliminating long term solitary…

 May 22, 2013  BC Civil Liberties Association Aboriginal woman settles lawsuit over 3½ years solitary confinement  The BC Civil Liberties Association has secured a settlement to a lawsuit filed in March 2011 for BobbyLee Worm, an Aboriginal … [Read more...]

Do-it-yourself deluge

May 18, 2013  Toronto Star – Carol Goar Do-it-yourself-law — a trickle becomes a deluge  What do poor people do when charged in court?  They represent themselves!  Here is the distressing description of what poor people go through when … [Read more...]

The inhumane practice of solitary confinement!

April 12, 2013  Bloomberg Press (US) – Editorial (April 11, 2013) The Inhumane Practice of Solitary Confinement Say the Bloomberg editors:  “The use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and detention centers has broken the bounds of … [Read more...]