Alternatives work…

July 18, 2019 – CBC News – Emma Davie Atlantic Canada has an enviable problem: its youth jails are emptying out All eyes should be on Nova Scotia’s remarkable achievement:  the province has fewer than 30 inmates in its four long term youth … [Read more...]

A Norway special…

July 7, 2019  (Ed note: We depart the usual variety of topics to present you who follow in particular the criminal justice system with two articles from the BBC both with some considerable staying and reflective power.)  BBC News – Emma Jane … [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...]

Calls for Justice…

June 4, 2019 CBC News – John Paul Tasker Inquiry into missing and murdered Indigenous women issues final report with sweeping calls for change "Each person has a role to play in order to combat violence against Indigenous women, girls and … [Read more...]

Toxic…

May 21, 2019 CBC News (NS) - Angela MacIvor 'Toxic, dysfunctional': N.S. prisons leave workers feeling bullied, fearful An internal workplace report from two Nova Scotia federal prisons has lots of long term advocates claiming I-told-you-so.  The … [Read more...]

Let’s talk…

Feb. 4, 2019 Ottawa Citizen – Joanne Laucius Bell, let's talk about making it easier for inmates to call from jail, say protesters The national Bell Let’s Talk effort is underway and has at its base the notion that the initial step in mental … [Read more...]

Inquests and recommendations…

Dec 22, 2018 Ottawa Citizen – Blair Crawford Jury delivers sweeping recommendations to prevent jail suicides Cleve Geddes was arrested for uttering threats and assaulting a police officer, A court ordered a psychiatric examination but since … [Read more...]

Prison for punishment?

Nov.12, 2018 Global News - Amanda Connolly Terri-Lynne McClintic back in prison, Rodney Stafford says McClintic was convicted of the murder of 8 year old Victoria Stafford, sentenced to life in prison and later transferred to a healing lodge … [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...]