Drug laws?

Aug 23, 2020 CBC News – Catherine Tunney Federal prosecutors told to avoid drug possession charges when possible in new directive - Charges should be sought only in 'most serious cases,' says director of public prosecutions The federal … [Read more...]

Safe third country…

July 24, 2020 National Newswatch – The Canadian Press Federal Court declares Canada-U.S. refugee pact unconstitutional While refugee advocates have long fought the agreement with the US known as the safe third country (set up in 2004) and are … [Read more...]

Short sentencing…

June 27, 2020 Re-Inventing Criminal Justice: The Twelfth National Symposium Held in January 24-25, 2020 in Montreal, QC, the final report is now available.  The report is entitled National Criminal Justice Symposium 2020 - Alternatives to … [Read more...]

Policing…

Aug 21, 2019    VERA Institute for Justice (US) - S. Rebecca Neusteter, Ram Subramanian, Jennifer Trone, Mawia Khogali, and Cindy Reed Gatekeepers: The Role of Police in Ending Mass Incarceration The reform of the US justice system and the … [Read more...]

Pardons, again…

Aug 13, 2019 National Newswatch - Giuseppe Valiante, Canadian Press Liberals’ cannabis possession pardon legislation now in force: justice minister Federal Justice Minister David Lametti has announced that the process for getting a pardon is a … [Read more...]

Seeking refuge…

June 21, 2019 National Catholic Reporter / Global Sisters Report (US) Seeking Refuge The link is to a 49 page free e-book which draws on the resources of Catholic nuns working in the countries producing refugees and that are impacted by violence, … [Read more...]

Jail suicides…

Nov 26, 2018 CBC News Coroner's inquest begins today into suicide of mentally ill man at OCDC A lot of prison issues coalesce when a coroner’s jury begins the process of examining why an inmate died in prison.  Cleve 'Cas' Geddes hanged himself … [Read more...]

Safe migration…

Aug 31, 2018 Davos – World Economic Forum – Anne Gallagher 3 reasons all countries should embrace the Global Compact for Migration The final draft of Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration has been recommended to the UN for … [Read more...]

Punish or cure?

July 31, 2018 The Guardian (UK) - Samira Shackle Should we treat crime as something to be cured rather than punished? Shackle presents the most important question plaguing contemporary prison reform.  In the light of constant confrontation with … [Read more...]

Again…

July 2, 2018 Church Council on Justice and Corrections Our Home and Native Land:  Nearly half of Canada’s Incarcerated Youth are Indigenous, according to Statistics Canada The Council’s reminder puts in contrast Canada’s preferred … [Read more...]