PTSD in Prison…

May 12, 2017 CBC News - Angela MacIvor Number of prison workers suffering from PTSD much higher than official stats, union says - Approximately 1 in 20 employees at federal penitentiaries have been diagnosed with stress injuries Dorchester in New … [Read more...]

Prison spending…

Mar 7, 2017 Blogger Justin Piché - Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa Government of Canada promises alternatives to confinement, while funding carceral expansion Piché reminds us that shortly after the last election, … [Read more...]

AI and human rights…

Feb 23, 2017 Amnesty International Canada Report 2016-17:  The State of the World’s Human Rights The report is just over 400 pages and offers an update on the practice and violations of human rights throughout the world.  The index directs one … [Read more...]

800 delays…

Feb 16, 2017 Globe and Mail – Sean Fine Lawyers want to toss hundreds of criminal cases for unreasonable delays The push back from defence lawyers is starting to reveal the number of cases impacted by the Jordan decision around the appropriate … [Read more...]

Hats off for Dallaire…

Dec 23, 2016 Hill Times – Kate Malloy Dallaire’s on a mission and it’s not impossible Here’s a hope –filled note, one arising from a well-spring of intense suffering.  At 70, former Lieutenant General and Senator Romeo Dallaire is … [Read more...]

Trial trauma…

Nov 8, 2016 Toronto Star – Diana Mehta, Canadian Press  Case of juror in Tori Stafford murder trial seeking compensation goes to Appeal Court A 57 year old woman juror in the Tori Stafford case says that as a result of her participation in the … [Read more...]

Innocence Canada…

Oct 23, 2016 Toronto Star – Wendy Gillis Innocence Canada becoming ‘shadow of its former self’ - Funding woes mean organization responsible for 21 exonerations will no longer take on new cases. Also known as the Association in Defence of the … [Read more...]

Peace bonds…

Aug. 19, 2016 CBC News – Susana Mas Canada to increase anti-terror efforts with new office to curb radicalization - Public safety minister acknowledges limitations of peace bond in Aaron Driver case Driver was the young man turned terrorist and … [Read more...]

Cost benefit analysis…

April 22, 2016 N.Y. Times – Jason Furman and Douglas Holyz-Eakin Why Mass Incarceration Doesn’t Pay The authors do a cost benefit analysis of the “staggering” growth in the nation’s prison population.  The article examines both the … [Read more...]

Confronting the face of fear…

    Dec 23, 2015 (Ed note:  See you again after Christmas.) Citizens for Public Justice Catalyst – Dena Nicolai Groundings: An Advent Call to Listen in the Face of Fear Nicolai says that listening is not just a passive activity but one that … [Read more...]