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...]

Holiday hunger…

May 27, 2019  Human Rights Watch (UK) Interview: Scraping Together Pennies for a Loaf of Bread – Human Rights Watch Stephanie Hancock speaks to Western Europe researcher Kartik Raj to find out. UK Welfare Policy is Pushing Families into … [Read more...]

Who will answer…

April 12, 2019 Office of the Auditor General (Report 5, Sept 15, 2017) Preparing Women Offenders for Release—Correctional Service Canada This report is somewhat dated – almost two years now, covering 2014-2017– but still very helpful in … [Read more...]

Recompense for solitary…

April 6, 2019 Toronto Star – Editorial (April 1, 2019) Ottawa now has even more reasons to fix solitary confinement The Star comments on the latest court ruling that limits the Correctional Services to a max of 15 days.  But the Court of Appeal … [Read more...]

Dad Hero…

Aug. 11, 2018 Canadian Families and Corrections Network (CFCN) Dad HERO (HELPING EVERYONE REALIZE OPPORTUNITIES) This organization (CFCN) is helping families cope with some of the fall-out on families and children from the jailing of parents.  … [Read more...]

Getting old in jail…

July 20, 2018 Globe and Mail – Sandra Martin Even behind bars, aging prisoners deserve proper health care Martin says that 25% of federal inmates are aged 50 or more and most of them serving lengthy sentences.   She also suggests that health … [Read more...]

Youth solitary…

May 2, 2018 CBC News - Cristina Tucciarone, Ferdouse Asefi and Sebastian di Domenico If we truly want to rehabilitate incarcerated youth, we must stop putting them in solitary confinement Advocates have made some inroads into the use of solitary … [Read more...]

Indigenous Wisdom for 2018…

Dec 31, 2017 Cindy Blackstone   (Twitter at  https://twitter.com/cblackst?s=03  - scroll down a bit and they are in reverse order starting with #11)  Indigenous advocate and educator Blackstone offers 11 suggestions for government to change the … [Read more...]

Pardon me…

Aug. 21, 2017 Vancouver Sun – Azmairnin Jadavji Court precedents should encourage Canada to act on new pardon legislation The rules around pardon for criminal offences seriously changed in 2012 under the Conservatives, making it both harder and … [Read more...]

Mum the word?

Aug 18, 2017 CBC News Military clergy struggle with directive to report sexual misconduct, documents show The directive appeared first in 2015 and applies to all conversation between a pastor and his/her parishioner in a counselling situation with … [Read more...]