Prison tensions…

July 27, 2017  Blogger Russell Webster (UK) 10 things I learnt from NOMS final annual report Webster has an analysis of the final National Offender Management Service (NOMS) report for the UK prisons.  Recently there has been tension and … [Read more...]

Senators in jails…

June 12, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Senators hope 'landmark' study will help transform Canada's prison system - Committee investigates human rights issues with Indigenous, elderly and mentally ill inmates A senate human rights committee led … [Read more...]

Special: Bailing…

June 6, 2017 (Ed note:  This edition is an attempt to gather some insight around the practice of bail in the criminal justice system, currently immersed in controversy and identified as a cause of both over-crowded jails and court delays.  Much of … [Read more...]

Get it right…

April 23, 2017 (Ed Note: Last edition gave an incorrect title for the report from the Ontario Ombudsman on police oversight: the correct title is “Out of oversight, out of mind.”  You can find the 73 page downloadable pdf at:  … [Read more...]

Military justice…

April 4, 2017  Ottawa Citizen – David Pugliese New book calls for reform of outdated Canadian military justice system Behind the Times is the name of new book by two well-known military commentators, retired Judge Gilles Létourneau and … [Read more...]

Flawed bill…

Dec 15, 2016   Ottawa Citizen – Marie-Danielle Smith Newly-emboldened Senate threatens to block ‘deeply flawed’ bill to remove gender discrimination from Indian Act Bill S-3 is a senate bill and the third attempt to address the issue of … [Read more...]

RJ alive!!!

July 28, 2016   Nova Scotia Restorative Justice Conference:  Jennifer Llewellyn - Schulich School of Law Youtube Channel  - A series of 21 videos from the recent International Conference in Nova Scotia, facilitated by Dalhousie and the Schulich … [Read more...]

Ghomeshi – now what?

April 13, 2016 Policy Options – Blair Crew, Daphne Gilbert, Elizabeth Sheehy The Ghomeshi verdict: This is no time for complacency The commentary calls for follow-up to the Ghomeshi verdict and suggests a number of options available to … [Read more...]

Sapers: End solitary…

March 9, 2016 Toronto Star – Canadian Press End use of solitary for mentally ill inmates, prison watchdog urges In an annual report to the government, the Correctional Investigator Howard Sapers note some improvement but is calling for three … [Read more...]

Dementia…

    Dec. 1, 2015 Toronto Star – Editorial (Nov. 30, 2015) Canada needs a plan to deal with increase in dementia After a strident reminder that other countries, notably Japan, are dealing better with dementia, the Star is quick to point out … [Read more...]