Two sides of honor…

Mar 7, 2019 Toronto Star - Tanya Talaga The rightful honouring of Ed Metatawabin by a two-sided Canada Here is a rather pointed contrast and equally pointed explanation why there remains obstacles to the resolution of the Indigenous residential … [Read more...]

Abused in jail…

Feb 28, 2019 CBC News – Samantha Craggs Half of Canada's prisoners were abused as children, McMaster study suggests This report supplements a truth etching its way in the US penology literature: namely that a considerable number of incarcerated … [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...]

Inquests and recommendations…

Dec 22, 2018 Ottawa Citizen – Blair Crawford Jury delivers sweeping recommendations to prevent jail suicides Cleve Geddes was arrested for uttering threats and assaulting a police officer, A court ordered a psychiatric examination but since … [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...]

Children’s lives…

Nov 17, 2018 CBC News - Rhiannon Johnson 'We're talking about our children's lives here': Ontario cuts child and youth advocate The Ontario Conservative government has just announced that they are cutting three monitoring position thought critical … [Read more...]

Learning wisdom…

Nov 8, 2018 Toronto Star - Katie Daubs In her short life, little Abby inspired countless acts of kindness. Now even strangers are mourning her death This is a story that prompts the rest of us to pause from the ugliness and bitterness of political … [Read more...]

Legal scam?

Oct 20, 2018 Toronto Star – Patricia Winsa Letters to shoplifters threaten legal action if hundreds in damages aren’t paid — even if the goods are recovered Here’s a move that lawyers say depends on fear, threat, and ignorance of the law: … [Read more...]

End of Solitary?

Oct 17, 2018  CBC News – Kathleen Harris Liberals move to end solitary confinement of federal prisoners Bill C-83 is now in draft form and Ralph Goodale is proposing structural intervention units instead of segregation units.  “Under the new … [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...]