Oct 1, 2017 Toronto Star – Peter Goffin People with mental illness too often landing in prison instead of hospitals, experts say This link offers the success side of a finding of “Not Criminally Responsible” or NCR.  Brian Rose killed his … [Read more...]

Driving grass…

Sept 19, 2017 Globe and Mail – Canadian Press Ontario plans tougher penalties for drug-impaired drivers The feds have already announced the intent to reduce the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) from the current .08 to .05, making the .05 a criminal … [Read more...]

Too generous?

Sept 2, 2017  Angus Reid Institute Half of Canadians say their country is ‘too generous’ toward illegal border crossers This survey was prompted by the more than 7,000 claimants crossing the land border from the US into Canada.  Fears that … [Read more...]

Tainted pot…

Aug 25, 2017 Globe and Mail – Mike Hager B.C. medical marijuana firm issues recall over tainted drugs A significant recall of medical marijuana has arrived.  The problem seems to have been identified by spot checking done by Health Canada where … [Read more...]

Mountie shortage…

Aug 16, 2017 CTV News – Laura Peyton RCMP shortages leave Mounties in 'crisis,' officers say With 20,204 funded positions, Canada’s national police force is experiencing 12.1% vacancy, bringing say both critics and advocates, severe stress and … [Read more...]

Three strikes?

Aug 8, 2017 Toronto Star – Jacques Gallant Ontario’s top court orders third trial in teardrop tattoo murder case In a most unusual move, the Ontario Court of Appeal has ordered a third trial for murder in the “Tear-drop” case for Warren … [Read more...]

The way we were…

Aug 3, 2017 National Newswatch – Jordan Press, Canadian Press More Canadians living alone, with parents or without children: census The long census results are in, with a few surprises. More families are multi-generational, more people than ever … [Read more...]

Jail net?

Aug 1, 2017 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Email from behind bars? Prisoner advocates push for access to laptops, tablets and internet - Other countries allow offenders to connect to outside world through online computers Since 2002, Corrections … [Read more...]

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...]

Pot a benefit?

May 31, 2017 CBC News – Solomon Israel Could medical marijuana be your next employee health benefit? This giant leap from “low-hanging fruits” to inclusion of medical marijuana as part of the employee’s benefit package is not so bizarre.  … [Read more...]