End of Solitary?

Oct 17, 2018  CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberals move to end solitary confinement of federal prisoners Bill C-83 is now in draft form and Ralph Goodale is proposing structural intervention units instead of segregation units.  “Under the new … [Read more...]

Prison violence…

Dec 12, 2016 Toronto Star – Michael Tutton Sudden surge in prison violence ‘a problem right across’ Canada, experts warn Experts are warning that there has been a noticeable surge in prison violence in prisons, both provincial and federal, … [Read more...]

Stunning secrets…

    July 28, 2015  Canada.com - Adrian Humphreys Anonymous releases hacked CSIS document after member’s death, threaten to leak ‘stunning secrets’   Following the death of Peace River Anonymous activist James McIntyre at the hands of … [Read more...]

Safe and Timely…

   Oct 11, 2014 Office of the Correctional Investigator – 41st Report to Parliament  - Howard Sapers Overcoming Barriers to Safe and Timely Reintegration  Sapers paints a picture of the challenges around the release and reintegration of … [Read more...]

Transparency…

  Sept. 18, 2014  Toronto Star – Alex Boutilier Ottawa admits to tracking hundreds of protests  A request by Liberal MP Scott Brison to the Government Operations Center brought a revelation that the Conservative government has collected … [Read more...]

Nastiness is unconstitutional…

  Sept. 11, 2014  National Newswatch - Colin Perkel, Canadian Press Part of Harper government’s tougher sentencing laws ruled unconstitutional  The Truth in Sentencing Act has taken a hit from the Ontario Court of Appeal.  The provision … [Read more...]

The politics of pot…

 Aug 23, 2014  National Newswatch – Jim Bronskill, Canadian Press Up in smoke: millions spent destroying pot   RCMP and Canada’s military have spent $11 million in the last 8 years on a seek-and-destroy mission for marijuana fields.  … [Read more...]

No where to go…

  Aug 17, 2014  Ottawa Citizen – Emma Loop Severely mentally ill offender almost dumped at emergency as her sentence ended  A woman inmate released from prison was brought to an emergency room of the hospital where corrections officers had … [Read more...]

More diplomacy…

 Aug. 15, 2014  CBC News Retiring Lt.-Gen. Stuart Beare says the world needs more diplomacy  Canada’s top military operations general retires with unusual military advice for the rest of Canada and the world:  Practice more diplomacy.   … [Read more...]

Orange – the new black…

   June 12, 2014   Ottawa Citizen – Justin Piche Orange need not be the new black Piche is at the University of Ottawa and promoting the International Conference on Penal Abolition (U of Ottawa – June 13-15).  He thinks that, with over … [Read more...]