New solitary rules…

May 24, 2017 Globe and Mail – Patrick White Canada’s prison agency closes in on new solitary confinement rules After repeated studies and recommendations, Corrections Canada appears ready to make some significant changes to the way solitary is … [Read more...]

Evidence in, but…

May 10, 2017  Globe and Mail – Sonny Dhillon and Daniel Leblanc Ottawa fails to act in time to stop lawsuit on solitary confinement The trial was scheduled for January but the Liberal government asked in November to allow time for new … [Read more...]

Bigger jails no cure…

May 5, 2017 –  Ottawa Sun – Irene Matthias, Mothers Offering Mutual Support (MOMS) MATHIAS: Bigger jail no cure-all Matthias is reflecting on her oft repeated message that caging people is no answer. MOMS is an Ottawa group of mothers whose … [Read more...]

3 D’s…

April 21, 2017 Blogger and retired Judge Marion Lane Three Ds to Reduce Delay in the Criminal Courts The Minister of Justice is meeting with the provinces next week to tackle the issue of delays in the criminal courts.  Judge Lane has three … [Read more...]

Prison violence…

Dec 12, 2016 Toronto Star – Michael Tutton Sudden surge in prison violence ‘a problem right across’ Canada, experts warn Experts are warning that there has been a noticeable surge in prison violence in prisons, both provincial and federal, … [Read more...]

Remembering stress…

Nov 10, 2016 Ottawa Citizen – Cassandra Szklarski, The Canadian Press The anxiety and stress Remembrance Day holds for many damaged soldiers Retired general Romeo Dallaire has announced his intention to resign from the senate as well but first … [Read more...]

Promises of repair…

Oct 28, 2016 Canadian Mental Health Association (Ontario) MCSCS announces overhaul of segregation practices Following the review of the practices around segregation in provincial jails in 2015, the Ministry of Correctional Services has announced a … [Read more...]

On camera…

Oct 15, 2016 Toronto Star – Desmond Cole The case against body cameras for Toronto police - The millions of dollars would be better spent on overhauling the police oversight bodies The question of equipping police with body cameras is getting … [Read more...]

Body Cameras…

Sept 29, 2016 Blue Line News Week Police body camera study released Toronto police have made a request for funding to the Police Board to equip all front line officers with a body camera despite some reservations.  The cost is estimated at $85 … [Read more...]

Segregation and death…

July 9, 2016 CBC News – Catherine Tunney Louise Arbour, former Supreme Court justice, calls for end of segregation in prisons - Death of an inmate this week leaves former judge 'outraged' Again in the death of an inmate – Terry Baker - in a … [Read more...]