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...]

End of mandatory…

Nov. 1, 2016 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Ottawa plans to reduce use of mandatory prison sentences The plan announced by Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould involves ending the mandatory sentencing and restoring the discretionary power of … [Read more...]

Right and wrong…

    April 22, 2015  National Post – Peter MacKay Peter MacKay: What the Court got right — and wrong — on mandatory sentences for gun crimes Minister of Justice Peter MacKay writes a guest column for the National Post to remind us that … [Read more...]

Bending, but not far…

    Feb 5, 2015  Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Ottawa to delay parole eligibility for convicted killers The federal government appears to have second thoughts about a sentence of life without parole but continues to embrace retro solutions, to … [Read more...]

Prison costs revised

February 19, 2013  Livingston Daily.com – Paul Egan – Gannett News Service Michigan prison costs high despite fewer inmates, staff Lots of the rhetoric around growth in prisons and mass incarceration has prompted realization about the cost … [Read more...]