New solitary rules…

May 24, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Canada’s prison agency closes in on new solitary confinement rules After repeated studies and recommendations, Corrections Canada appears ready to make some significant changes to the way solitary is … [Read more...]

A meager gift…

May 14, 2017 (Ed note: Below is a moment of worried relief, perhaps also a daily companion, for many observing Mother’s Day today.  The Bath Institution in the quote is a medium security prison in the Kingston area.  The inmate son suffers … [Read more...]

Bigger jails no cure…

May 5, 2017 –  Ottawa Sun – Irene Matthias, Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) MATHIAS: Bigger jail no cure-all Matthias is reflecting on her oft repeated message that caging people is no answer. MOMS is an Ottawa group of mothers whose … [Read more...]

A taste of the problem….

June 24, 2016 Global News – Leslie Young A ‘radical act’: Edmonton police’s experiment showed recruits how it felt to be LGBTQ in the city Edmonton police was training officers about vulnerability.  Conceding that most police are male and … [Read more...]

Gun laws, LGBTQ…

June 15, 2016 iPolitics – Elizabeth Thompson Orlando shooting renews calls for Canadian gun control - Mulcair calls on Liberals to fulfill campaign promise to repeal Bill 42 The Conservative Bill-42 allows restricted and prohibited weapons to … [Read more...]