Voter Vision…

July 9, 2019 Canada’s National Observer - Fatima Syed EXCLUSIVE: Doug Ford didn’t tell you Ontario cancelled 227 clean energy projects This article is the first of series intended to expose cutbacks to environmental projects already underway … [Read more...]

Jail suicides…

Nov 26, 2018 CBC News Coroner's inquest begins today into suicide of mentally ill man at OCDC A lot of prison issues coalesce when a coroner’s jury begins the process of examining why an inmate died in prison.  Cleve 'Cas' Geddes hanged himself … [Read more...]

US Midterm results…

Nov 15, 2018 Sentencing Project:  US Election impact State Criminal Justice Reform and the 2018 Midterms The link provides a summary of changes in criminal justice consequent to the US mid-term elections.  Striking among them is the Florida … [Read more...]

Learning wisdom…

Nov 8, 2018 Toronto Star - Katie Daubs In her short life, little Abby inspired countless acts of kindness. Now even strangers are mourning her death This is a story that prompts the rest of us to pause from the ugliness and bitterness of political … [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...]

More women in jail…

May 23, 2018  (Ed note: The last edition of communiqué contained a reference and commentary on the Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) of Ottawa.  Some of the MOMS involved in the discussions around the plan to rebuild the Ottawa Carleton … [Read more...]

More than prisons…

April 23, 2018 Political Options - Yafet Tewelde A youth justice system that’s more than courts and prisons Tewelde acknowledges a limited support for a broad based community support agenda for confronting youth crime but he is also complaining … [Read more...]

Charity in need…

April 20, 2018 CBC News – Dean Beeby Charities 'worried' after meeting with Morneau on 'political activity' law - Environmental charities press Morneau to implement changes to law restricting political activities As part of their election … [Read more...]

Mr. Big…

Mar 16, 2018 The Tyee (BC) – Kate Puddister Canadian Police Need to Rethink the Mr. Big Method - Used in the Tina Fontaine case, undercover approach to obtaining criminal confessions risks integrity of police investigations. The accused in the … [Read more...]

Compassion

Dec 26, 2017 From Prison Reform Movement (US): And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Globe and Mail … [Read more...]