House of Hate…

Mar 3, 2021 MacLean’s – Justin Ling Houses of hate: How Canada's prison system is broken - Dangerous, racist and falling apart. By nearly every metric, the nation's penal system is not just failing, it's making things worse. “In fact, by … [Read more...]

Crime as Political Distraction…

Jan 10, 2021 CBC News – Kathleen Harris Conservatives slam vaccine rollout plan that prioritizes some federal prisoners - Public Safety Minister Bill Blair says government has 'duty of care' to protect vulnerable inmates Who makes up a … [Read more...]

Indigenous rights…

Oct. 19, 2020  CBC News – Catherine Tunney Indigenous services minister calls raid on N.S. fishing facilities an 'assault' on Mi'kmaw people - Marc Miller calls on RCMP to keep the peace as Nova Scotia fishery dispute escalates The issue is the … [Read more...]

Caring in prisons…

Sept 25, 2020  Prince Albert Now (SK) – Nigel Maxwell Frustrated by lack of contract, federal correctional officers stage rallies across the country The federal guards are now two years without a contract and many are unable to get annual leave … [Read more...]

Better or worse…

Sept 13, 2020 National Post (Canada) - Marni Soupcoff A popular anti-racism tool isn't working, and might be making things worse As the crisis with police / community relations looks to solutions, Soupcoff says that the usual antiracist tool for … [Read more...]

Protecting…

Sept 7, 2020 Toronto Star – Douglas Quan ‘We’re all Canadians here’: Jail culture is keeping extremism at bay, suggests an unprecedented Canadian study What’s the possibility that someone may find Canada’s prisons as ripe place for … [Read more...]

Re-thinking…

April 19, 2020 By-Line Times (UK) – Duncan Campbell The Coronavirus Crisis Will Our COVID-19 Lockdown Make Us think more about Why We Imprison So Many People? Much of our legal system is currently struggling with issues such as whether a jail … [Read more...]

New vision…

April 11, 2020 The Guardian (UK) – The Long Read - Rebecca Solnit 'The impossible has already happened': what coronavirus can teach us about hope The outcome of disasters is not foreordained. It’s a conflict, one that takes place while things … [Read more...]

Decarceration…

April 6, 2020 Toronto Sun – Sam Pazzano COVID-19 trims Ontario's inmate populations by 24% In response to the Covid-19 threat to inmates in provincial prisons, Ontario has released just over 2,000 inmates of the 8,344 as of March 16.  The … [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...]