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...]

Recompense for solitary…

April 6, 2019 Toronto Star – Editorial (April 1, 2019) Ottawa now has even more reasons to fix solitary confinement The Star comments on the latest court ruling that limits the Correctional Services to a max of 15 days.  But the Court of Appeal … [Read more...]

Reparations…

Mar 14, 2019 Manchester Guardian (US Desk, UK) – Peter C. Baker In Chicago, reparations aren’t just an idea. They’re the law This is another striking long read from the Guardian; perhaps the story is too bold to be told by the US media.  … [Read more...]

Wilson-Reybould quits cabinet…

Feb 14, 2019   Jody Wilson-Raybould “With a heavy heart I have submitted my letter of resignation to the Prime Minister as a member of Cabinet. Please read my full letter:”  … [Read more...]

Lullaby for prison…

Feb 7, 2019 CBC News – Angela Antle From Carnegie Hall to Clarenville: Writing lullabies in a Newfoundland women's prison - Social Sharing Jan Buley is a professor of education at Memorial University in St. John's. Her co-organizer is her … [Read more...]

Let’s talk…

Feb. 4, 2019 Ottawa Citizen – Joanne Laucius Bell, let's talk about making it easier for inmates to call from jail, say protesters The national Bell Let’s Talk effort is underway and has at its base the notion that the initial step in mental … [Read more...]

Mistakes…

Jan 21, 2019 CBC News – Robyn Urback Driver in the Humboldt crash made a mistake — a horrific one — but one any of us could have made The Humboldt hockey team loss of life and injuries impacted on families and friends but also mostly on all … [Read more...]

Another wave?

Jan 14, 2019 MacLean’s - Andrew McDougal The one question Conservatives need to answer before they say anything As the 2019 federal election looms over us, and we recognize some gains in restorative justice measures after the Harper … [Read more...]

Victim surcharge struck down…

Dec 15, 2018 Lawyer’s Daily (Canada) - LexisNexis Top court strikes down mandatory victim surcharge for imposing cruel and unusual punishment on poor “The Supreme Court has 7-2 struck down the mandatory victim surcharge enacted by the … [Read more...]

E-carceration…

Nov 21, 2018  N.Y. Times – Michelle Alexander The Newest Jim Crow – Recent criminal justice reforms contain the seeds of a frightening system of “e-carceration.” Alexander, lawyer and author of the well-known New Jim Crowe, occasionally … [Read more...]