Second chances…

Sept 30, 2022 Toronto Star - Emilie Coyle, Pamela Cross, Pam Hrick Sealing criminal records of marginalized people will improve many lives - When we use criminal records to determine suitability for jobs, housing and volunteering, we recreate … [Read more...]

Clean environment a human right…

Sept 2, 2022  United Nations Declaration: Climate and Environment UN General Assembly declares access to clean and healthy environment a universal human right “The UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, welcomed the 'historic' decision and … [Read more...]

Covid in jail…

Jan 3, 2022  Twitter from Alyshah Sanmati Hasham – Court Reporter for the Toronto Star (Dec 30, 2021) JAIL COVID UPDATE: There are outbreaks at: Brockville Jail, Maplehurst Correctional Complex, Niagara Detention Centre, Quinte Detention Centre, … [Read more...]

In Canada, eh…

June 9, 2020 Blogger Desmond Cole Remembering 27 Black, Indigenous, and racialized people killed by Canadian police Canadians have always been sheltered from the impact of police killings of Black and Indigenous people by the frequency and often … [Read more...]

Women offenses…

June 4, 2020 Prison Reform Trust and Blogger Russell Webster – Sarah Beresford Domestic abuse is a driver of women's offending Guest author Beresford present a view which would suggest it is time for a second look at the process of sentencing … [Read more...]

Money in jail…

Sept 5, 2019 The Guardian (UK) – Richard Davies From pecan pralines to ‘dots’ as currency: how the prison economy works From the Guardian’s long reads, this article introduces a convicted murderer’s career as a “prison journalist,” … [Read more...]

The dark side…

July 26, 2019  Perilous Chronicle.com Hunger Strike at Edmonton Remand Centre, Alberta  The hunger strike at the new Edmonton Remand Center may offer more than just a piece of news about discontent in prison.  The additional flavour is … [Read more...]

Pot pardons…

June 24, 2019 CBC News - Kathleen Harris Canadians can soon get quick, free pot pardons - but pros expect modest uptake “Bill C-93, which waives the $631 fee and the five-to-10-year waiting period for pardon applications, received royal assent … [Read more...]

28, going on 18…

June 18, 2019 CBC News – Amina Zafar 'New 18 now is 28': How screens delay teens' emotional maturity The number of teens (13-17) who visited emergency wards in Ontario with self-harming causes has doubled from 2009-2917.  There is a similar … [Read more...]

Cuts…

June 12, 2019 Canada’s National Observer - Fatima Syed Here's everything the Doug Ford government cut in its first year in office Here’s a sobering list of government and agency cuts since the Ford Government of Ontario took office one year … [Read more...]