Prisons – No one safe…

Feb. 22, 2020 The Marshall Project - Joseph Neff and Alysia Santo Mississippi Prisons: No One's Safe, Not Even the Guards - Too many prisoners, too few officers leads to violence. The reputation of prisons in Mississippi leaves nothing to the … [Read more...]

Consistency

Jan 16, 2020 (Ed note:  The recent controversy about the increased and often prohibitive cost of the record suspension for applicants has highlighted the issue behind the issue: Why has the Liberal government not addressed the specific issue of a … [Read more...]

Still delays…

Jan 3, 2020 Toronto Star Editorial (Jan 2, 2020) The Ford government should invest in Ontario’s outmoded courts The editorial recalls the effort by the Supreme Court to prompt additional resources to lower courts by establishing time frames … [Read more...]

New rules…

Dec 27, 2019 The Lawyer’s Daily – Christopher Guly Dismissal of all charges in Boyle criminal trial included numerous ‘first-time-in-Canada rulings’ The strange story of Joshua Boyle and Caitlan Coleman, former hostages held for five years … [Read more...]

Abolish prisons?

Dec 23, 2019  CBC Radio If we abolish prisons, what's next? There are more people in prison today than at any other time in history The question is one that frightens most people who think that without prisons we have no way to avoid being … [Read more...]

More subtle punishment…

Dec 20, 2019 The Marshall Project (US) – Beatrix Lockwood and Nicole Lewis The Long Journey to Visit a Family Member in Prison - Remote prison towns and strict visitation policies make it hard to stay in touch. This article marks a link to the … [Read more...]

Grim picture…

Dec 12, 2019 CBC News - Sofia Rodriguez Auditor General paints grim picture of Ontario's jails Ontario's Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is painting a picture of the Ontario jails that sums up critics’ concerns for some time now: Over-crowding, … [Read more...]

Hospitality…

Nov. 6, 2019 Guardian (UK – Long Read) – Priya Basil Make yourselves at home: the meaning of hospitality in a divided world This is soup and dinner for souls weary with tensions from violent events and political divide, perhaps even a … [Read more...]

On finding peace…

Nov. 3, 2019 Toronto Star – Kim Zarzour How a Markham sex assault survivor found justice — and peace A victim of sexual assault has become the first case to be examined by restorative justice.  Marlee Liss of Markham was assaulted three years … [Read more...]

Not so subtle racism…

Oct 7, 2019  Policy Options – Pamela Palmeter Justin Trudeau’s use of blackface shows racism isn’t just institutional, but also individual. Human beings have perpetuated anti-Indigenous racism. Here is a worthy reflection on the problem of … [Read more...]