Interim Report…

Dec. 29  From Senator Kim Pate – On solitary detention for youth and the Universal Basic Income “Family doctors agree that the solitary confinement of youth should be abolished under all circumstances. A measure that compromises the physical … [Read more...]

Gardens…

Dec 22, 2021 (Ed Note: opps!) Orion Magazine (US) - Anya Groner The Solitary Garden As a caution, those who search for true justice and for empathy among all people may be powerfully moved by this story.  We are generally so focused on change … [Read more...]

Big Change…

Nov. 3, 2021  Monitor Magazine – Alex Himelfarb Big change: Five readings to help us understand what’s needed and what it will take Alex Himelfarb (he/him) is the chair of the CCPA national office board, former Clerk of the Privy Council … [Read more...]

Feeling human…

Oct 22, 2021  Canada: Abuse, Discrimination in Immigration Detention - Thousands Held; Systemic Change Needed Canadians have known for some time now of the difficulty of confronting Corrections Canada, in spite of human rights and court orders, to … [Read more...]

No thanks!

September 21, 2021 Toronto Star – Noor Javed ‘It came out of nowhere’: Residents in the small town of Kemptville don’t want a prison. Doug Ford’s government says they’re getting one anyway A prison is often a welcomed development in … [Read more...]

Statscan crime

July 29, 2021  Government of Canada – Statistic Canada Incident-based crime statistics, by detailed violations, Canada, provinces, territories and Census Metropolitan Areas The report (released July 27, 2021) covers 2016-2020 and is measured on … [Read more...]

Sapers and Doob back…

July 25, 2021   Globe and Mail – Kristy Kirkup and Patrick White Former correctional investigator Howard Sapers to chair federal advisory panel on prisoner isolation In an apparent effort to salvage the mess the federal government made with … [Read more...]

Jail as therapy…

July 11, 2021 Toronto Star – Alyshah Hasham He had a gun to kill himself. For that, an Ontario judge gave him to two years in jail This is a bizarre story that ought to lead to at least an acknowledgment of the inability of the law to confront … [Read more...]

Youth in Solitary in BC…

June 24, 2021 Campaign for the Abolition of Solitary Confinement Letter to B.C. Premier and Ministers on Solitary in “Youth Jails” “The BC Ombudsperson, Jay Chalke, on June 15th issued a report, three years in the making, documenting the use … [Read more...]

Home for Father’s Day…

June 20, 2021 (Ed note:  Father’s Day may be a good time to pause for a moment to remember the families pained by the incarcerated family members.  Canadian Families Correctional Network works to ease that pain, to cope with the separation, and … [Read more...]