Punish or rehab?

Dec 28, 2017  Globe and Mail – Michelle Zilio Canadians prioritize prosecution over rehabilitation for jihadi suspects: poll A Nanos poll has found that 62% of Canadians favour criminal charges and jail over rehabilitation for returning … [Read more...]


Dec 26, 2017 From Prison Reform Movement (US): And in despair I bowed my head; "There is no peace on earth," I said; "For hate is strong, And mocks the song Of peace on earth, good-will to men!" -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Globe and Mail … [Read more...]

Punishing mental illness…

    Aug. 17, 2015 Toronto Star – Amy Dempsey Ontario justice system ‘punishes’ mental illness The John Howard Society of Ontario is about to release a new report on the interface of mental health and criminal justice.  The report is … [Read more...]


   Nov 30, 2014  Toronto Star – Rick Salutin A nation built on the rule of lawlessness -  Contrary to what Barack Obama says about the U.S. being built on the rule of law, the country routinely resorts to official violence and illegality. … [Read more...]

Strain and breakdown…

  Nov. 13, 2013  Ottawa Citizen – Chris Cobb ‘Tough forensic guy’ John Bradford opens up about his PTSD -Psychiatrist who analyzed notorious sex killers broke under strain of graphic video evidence   This article is about Canada’s top … [Read more...]

Tough or mean?

  Oct.18, 2013  CBC Radio Are the Conservatives tough on crime, or "mean spirited" in their approach to corrections?  Retired Director General for Corrections Mary Campbell’s assessment of the Harper tough-on-crime policies was reported … [Read more...]

RJ standards

March 10, 2013  Restorative Justice Council (UK) New Restorative Service Standards and Restorative Service Quality Mark – Consultation launched The Council has published a series of three documents asking for commentary on a draft consultation … [Read more...]