Still moms…

April 24, 2019  Elizabeth Fry Society (Ottawa) No mother left behind… We have often written about the criminal justice system in Canada and its impact on women.  Needless to say, as many as 7 of 10 women in jail are also mothers separated from … [Read more...]

Aging and dying in prison…

Mar 4, 2019 Office of the Correctional Investigator Aging and Dying in Prison: An Investigation into the Experiences of Older Individuals in Federal Custody Here is a scathing indictment about how Correctional Services Canada is treating older and … [Read more...]

Black voices…

July 24, 2017 Toronto Star – Royson James Get ready — Toronto’s next wave of Black voices will be more urgent, strident and radical Following the publication of the Black Experience Project, chronicling Black life in the GTA, James offers … [Read more...]

Sex and drink…

April 2, 2017 Globe and Mail - Zosia Bielski 'When will feminism stop enabling stupidity?': Welcome to the feminist flame wars Here’s an unusual view sure to enable a great deal of controversy.  The thesis is in a new book called Unwanted … [Read more...]

Red zones and bail…

Mar 3, 2017 The Megaphone / Tyee (BC) – Stefanie Seccia ‘Red Zones’ Set the Marginalized Up for More Trouble, Study Finds The link offers a connection to a couple of sources where the questions around bail conditions include “red zones,” … [Read more...]

Peacemaker or warrior…

     July 12, 2015 Toronto Star – Michael Valpy Peacemaker or warrior? Canada faces identity crisis  Valpy recalls Allan Gotlieb’s discussion in the 70’s around the mythology buried in the Canadian identity.  The Danes make good … [Read more...]

After jail, then what?

    Oct. 3, 2014  iPolitics – Steve Sullivan Tough talk on crime is cheap — which is why Conservatives like it  After serving over 20 years for a violent sex crime, Raymond Lee Caissie has been arrested and charged with the murder of … [Read more...]

The Warden and the NPB

 January 17, 2013 Canada.com - Christie Blatchford Warden goes against parole board, grants temporary absence to convicted murderer The decision by a CSC warden to give a lifer a temporary absence in spite of a National Parole Board decision not … [Read more...]