Women in solitary…

Nov 9, 2020 Refinery29.com - Sabrina Maddeaux The Ugly Truth about Solitary Confinement in Canada’s Women’s Prisons Maddeaux starts with Ashley Smith and her crime of throwing apples at the postman for which she got 14 days that turned into … [Read more...]

Reforming police…

Oct 23, 2020   Ottawa Citizen – Jeffrey Monaghan Monaghan: After the Montsion verdict – a need for broader change - Here are three modest steps Ottawa Council and the police service could take to signal a desire for substantive … [Read more...]

Still there…

Oct 1, 2020 National RJ Symposium: Amplify, Invite and Modify Call for presenters – Deadline Oct. 5, 2020 – Virtual Symposium Nov. 16, 17 Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/NRJS2020/ Twitter:  https://twitter.com/2020NRJS Canadian … [Read more...]

Predictive policing…

Sept 3, 2020 National Newswatch - Michelle McQuigge Use of predictive policing tools in Canada highlight need for federal action, report says We in Canada have already had warnings of police use of eavesdropping equipment on cell phones.  The … [Read more...]

Think big!

Aug 21, 2020 N.Y. Times – John Roman Why Criminal Justice Reform Needs to Think Big - There are too many police officers in the US. We need patient, tolerant, unbiased, hard-headed, soft-hearted cops. But we only need a few. This article may be … [Read more...]

What ails us all…

July 22, 2020 Vox.com (US) - Ezra Klein Bryan Stevenson on how America can heal - A conversation about truth and reconciliation in the US. Stevenson is the author of the book and now movie of the same title – Just Mercy.  He carries on an … [Read more...]

First sting…

July 17, 2020 Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham A criminal charge, even minor, can trap Ontarians in a ‘vicious cycle’ of unrelated problems, report finds Much of the prison reform thinking has brought with it a need to examine the initial … [Read more...]

The RJ way…

July 15, 2020 Court of Queen’s Bench (Alberta) Restorative Justice Committee The link contains the full communiqué from the Court, establishing a committee to study the notion of establishing a process for the referral of appropriate criminal … [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...]

When will they ever learn…

June 24, 2020 iPolitics - Jolson Lim and Victoria Gibson RCMP plan to buy more armored vehicles amid new scrutiny over policing tactics Given all the suggestion that the leadership within policing in Canada is far out of touch with the signs of … [Read more...]