Hiring…

Nov. 20, 2022 Blogger Russell Webster (UK) Progress and Prejudices – Shifts in the UK employers’ attitude in hiring people with convictions “Employers more likely to hire people with convictions.”   This piece of research makes it at … [Read more...]

Prison death…

Aug.29, 2022 CBC News – Shanifa Nasser They wanted justice for their mentally ill loved one who died in jail. Now those hopes are crushed - 'The system has a double standard: one for us Canadians, and the rest for law enforcement,' says Yusuf … [Read more...]

The fight…

July 14, 2022 CBC Radio – The Current with Catherin Cullen Her brother begged for mental health, addiction support in prison. After he died, she took up his fight The incident prompting this examination happened in 2021 but is ideally suited … [Read more...]

A tragic loss…

Mar 16, 2022  Waterloo Record – Paige Desmond The end of a crime prevention era - Region, nation losing ground breaking Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council The short-sighted failure to fund the Crime Prevention Council speaks volumes … [Read more...]

Known but idle solutions…

Jan 31, 2022  CBC News – Josh Hoffman N.S. man who struggled with mental health says he needed something other than jail - Collins Ellison shared his ‘entirely negative’ experiences with Halifax police while he was homeless This link is to … [Read more...]

Trauma and Compassion…

Jan 24, 2022 Aljazeera What if prisons were more humane? The notion of trauma induced criminal activity is not new but the idea of asking what happened to you vs what’s wrong with you is beginning to have an impact.  Here, three witnesses to … [Read more...]

Lingering…

Dec. 6, 2021 CBC News – Sidney King Jury delivers recommendations at inquest into 2015 death of Iqaluit man in Ontario prison After 74 days in solitary at Beaver Creek Institution, Mark King Jeffrey, serving life without parole for 14 years, … [Read more...]

Prison health…

Dec 3, 2021  CBC News – Jack Julian National advocacy group joins inmate's lawsuit alleging substandard medical care in prisons - 'We believe that this is throughout the federal prison system,' says John Howard Society John Howard Society is … [Read more...]

Give it up…

July 16, 2021 CBC News - Caitlyn Gowriluk Manitoba's Indigenous relations minister resigns from cabinet after premier's comments on colonial history Two days after Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister called colonial policies “well intentioned,” … [Read more...]

Rising…

March 28, 2021 Lawyer’s Daily - Ian Burns Correctional service response to COVID-19 violates rights of incarcerated persons, lawsuit alleges Seven prisoners, present and former, have filed a lawsuit claiming constitutional and human rights … [Read more...]