Adult penalties?

April 11, 2013  Ottawa Citizen – Andrew Seymour Crown wants teen pimps sentenced as adults if convicted Three teenagers, 15 and 16 year olds, are charged in pimping and using threats of violence and violence to compel other underage girls to … [Read more...]

Collision!

 February 21, 2012  The Texas Tribune - Brandi Grissom Andre Thomas: Mental Health, Criminal Justice Collide The first of a six part series investigating the collision between mental health and criminal justice, this article about pursuing the … [Read more...]

Health rights

February 6, 2013  Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMHJ) – Adam Miller Providing principled health care in prison The Journal continues its series – the fifth to date - on health concerns, medical and psychological, for inmates in … [Read more...]

Expensive pardons

 February 4, 2013  Toronto Star Editorial Opinion: Michael Ashby Ottawa’s anti-crime agenda hurts Canadians looking for a new start Michael Ashby, director of the National Pardon Center, voices in total frustration a query about how … [Read more...]

Caught in the cracks

February 3, 2013  Victoria Times Colonist (BC) – Jack Knox No justice for mentally ill caught in the cracks Knox reports on the mental health implications for two murder trials now taking place.  Forensic psychiatrist Dr. Shabehram Lohrasbe … [Read more...]

Solitary

February 1, 2013 Solitary Watch – Bloggers Jean Casella and James Ridgeway State Bar Association Calls on New York to “Profoundly Restrict” Its Use of Solitary Confinement Written by the New York State Bar Association Civil Rights Committee, … [Read more...]

Jail for 12 year old girl

 January 28, 2013  CBC News Mom furious that girl, 12, jailed among adults A Newfoundland youth advocate says: “putting a minor in police cells for 11 days is excessive.”  The 12 year old was held 11 days in police cells before being … [Read more...]

Yoga in jail?

January 27, 2013  The Good Men Project – Cameron Conaway Yoga should be included in the prison reform discussion Compared to weight lifting, yoga provides the same physical release but in a more contemplative way.  Conaway thinks that yoga can … [Read more...]

Oxfam on inequality

January 25, 2013  Oxfam (UK) The cost of inequality: how wealth and income extremes hurt us all Declaring extreme wealth unethical, Oxfam thinks economic inequality is not inevitable and has some suggestions – and a goal for 2025 -  about what … [Read more...]

Stiglitz on inequality

  January 23, 2013 Stiglitz on inequality Today, SJN offers a penetrating analysis of why economic recovery is slow and stagnant.  Columbia economics professor and author of Freefall Joseph Stiglitz suggests growing inequality of both … [Read more...]