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...]

Legal scam?

Oct 20, 2018 Toronto Star – Patricia Winsa Letters to shoplifters threaten legal action if hundreds in damages aren’t paid — even if the goods are recovered Here’s a move that lawyers say depends on fear, threat, and ignorance of the law: … [Read more...]

But to do it…

May 14, 2018 Policy Options - Anthony Doob, Jane Sprott, Cheryl Webster Learning from our success in reducing youth imprisonment:  Canada’s success in reducing youth imprisonment in the last two decades is evidence that reform of the justice … [Read more...]

RJ’s potential…

May 7, 2018 Policy Options – Jennifer Llewellyn Restorative justice has more to offer than just diverting people from the criminal justice system. It’s a powerful way of thinking that can reshape justice. Llewellyn is a professor and a prime … [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...]

Around the pot…

April 15, 2017 CBC News – Peter Zimonjic Pot legalization bill provides many answers, but leaves some key issues in limbo - Public awareness campaign on drug-impaired driving 'clearly inadequate,' CAA says Called Bill C-45, the promised … [Read more...]

Prison spending…

Mar 7, 2017 Blogger Justin Piché - Associate Professor, Criminology, University of Ottawa Government of Canada promises alternatives to confinement, while funding carceral expansion Piché reminds us that shortly after the last election, … [Read more...]